Open source license metadata retrieval with OSI

Author: Oliver Keyes License: MIT Status: Stable

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osi is a simple package to connect to the Open Source Initiative's API from R. It contains functions for:

  1. Retrieving metadata about open source licenses;
  2. Extracting values from said metadata;
  3. Retrieving the actual plaintext versions of licenses covered by the API.

For more information, see the accompanying vignette!

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osi documentation built on May 29, 2017, 7 p.m.