Make license/licenses field mandatory

Nick Quaranto nick at
Thu Oct 13 16:49:55 EDT 2011

I don't want to police licenses from's end. Adding a flag on
push seems lame too...there's already a lot of "junk" most people don't care
about filling out on the gemspec.

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 4:19 PM, Jon <jon.forums at> wrote:

> > To help prevent user errors, `gem build` and `gem push` should warn, and
> > refuse if called without a `--force` or `--skip-license-check` flag, when
> > building and pushing gems without a license listed.
> Should `gem push` if used with the `--host` option also warn and refuse to
> work without a flag, and if yes, why do you think so?
> Jon
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