Legal Checks

Approved License

ID: license_approved

Whether the repository uses an approved license or not.

This check passes if:

  • The license identified matches any of the following:


License Scanning

ID: license_scanning

License scanning software scans and automatically identifies, manages, and addresses open source licensing issues.

This check passes if:

  • A FOSSA or Snyk link is found in the repository’s README file. Regexps used:

  • A link pointing to the license scanning results is provided in the .clomonitor.yml metadata file.


ID: Apache_2.0

A permissive license whose main conditions require preserving copyright and license notices. Contributors provide an express grant of patent rights. Licensed works, modifications, and larger works may be distributed under different terms and without source code.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Trademark disclaimer

ID: trademark_disclaimer

Project sites should have the Linux Foundation trademark disclaimer.

This check passes if:

  • The Linux Foundation trademark disclaimer is found in the content of the website configured in Github. Regexps used:

Copyright © PROJECTNAME a Series of LF Projects, LLC
For website terms of use, trademark policy, and other project policies please see

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