Script to generate common license texts
Is there any script which takes abbreviation of a license (like
GPL-3+) as input and generates the license text that can be used in
debian/copyright (80 character wrapped, one space before each line,
paragraph separated with periods - the whole deal.
For example, if the script is named 'genlicense', the command
$ genlicense gpl-3.0+
should give the following output
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it
the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later
This package is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License
3 can be found in "/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3".
Is there any script which does this already? If not, can I write one
that supports all DFSG-happy licenses and add it to devscripts?