by yshrsmz

adapter for RecyclerView to display app's oss dependencies' license

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LicenseAdapter is an easy-to-use library that provides a RecyclerView adapter to display OSS dependencies and their associated licenses.

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LicenseAdapter is distributed via JCenter: Download

dependencies {
  implementation 'net.yslibrary.licenseadapter:licenseadapter:LATEST_LIBRARY_VERSION'


// Create list of libraries
List libraries = new ArrayList<>();

// Add libraries that are hosted on GitHub with an Apache v2 license. libraries.add(Licenses.fromGitHubApacheV2("realm/realm-java")); libraries.add(Licenses.fromGitHubApacheV2("square/retrofit"));

// BSD license libraries.add(Licenses.fromGitHubBSD("bumptech/glide"));

// MIT license libraries.add(Licenses.fromGitHubMIT("jhy/jsoup"));

// Library that is hosted on GitHub, but does not provide license text. libraries.add(Licenses.fromGitHub("gabrielemariotti/changeloglib", Licenses.LICENSE_APACHE_V2));

// Library that is not hosted on GitHub. libraries.add(Licenses.noContent("Android SDK", "Google Inc.", ""));

// Library that does not have their license online libraries.add(Licenses.noLink("Google Play Services", "Google Inc.", GoogleApiAvailability.getInstance().getOpenSourceSoftwareLicenseInfo(this)));

// These 2 licenses are on a branch name other than master libraries.add(Licenses.fromGitHubApacheV2("ReactiveX/RxAndroid", "2.x/" + Licenses.FILE_AUTO)); libraries.add(Licenses.fromGitHubApacheV2("ReactiveX/RxJava", "2.x/" + Licenses.FILE_AUTO));

// Create and display the adapter RecyclerView rv = findViewById(; rv.setLayoutManager(new LinearLayoutManager(this)); rv.setAdapter(new LicenseAdapter(libraries)); // It's that simple!

Don't forget to add the

permission to your manifest.

Predefined license names

License name

Apache License 2.0

MIT License
BSD License

Predefined license file names

License file name

Automatically find the license file from the predefined set below


Apps using LicenseAdapter

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Copyright 2016-2017 Shimizu Yasuhiro (yshrsmz)

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