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Easy Open Source Licenses Management using TeamCity

TeamCity has a constantly growing number of integrations. Some of them are quite interesting. One such recent integration is provided by our technical partner — White Source Software.

Almost all software projects these days use open source libraries. However the fact that a library has its code “open sourced” does not automatically mean you can use it in your software. Unfortunately, not all libraries have commercial-friendly licenses, not all libraries can be distributed as a part of commercial software, etc.

The unique solution provided by White Source Software addresses this problem. It helps companies to define and enforce open source library policies in their software and monitor these policies continuously. With their integration with TeamCity, White Source has the ability to fail and approve builds based on policies.

The setup is pretty easy:

And here is the juicy part regarding Policy enforcement:

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