Introduction to Licenseutils

Licenseutils is for creating copyright and license notices at the beginning of source code files.  It can be a pain to put copyright and license notices in a collection of source code files.  This software will help you accomplish this in a standard-looking way, for a variety of different programming languages.

An early video of licenseutils can be seen here:

Getting Help

Read the manual locally using info licenseutils, or see the latest online manual.


Stable source releases can be found at

Latest Source

The latest source with revision history can be browsed using cgit or, gitweb.
Assuming you have git installed, you can retrieve the latest version with this command: git clone git://
To build from the latest sources please follow the instructions in HACKING.

Reporting Bugs

Bugs can be reported at: