build-area should have a licenses.txt
To be consistent, it seems to me build-area should have a licenses.txt listing the licenses for its included libraries in the style of other modules, which keep a module-info/licenses.txt file in a particular format.
#1 Updated by Christopher Brooks about 10 years ago
Agreed. I put the license files in lib/ and in the launch4j directories
because I find it better to put the license files adjacent to the licensed code.
In Ptolemy, we have a list of classes in ptolemy.actor.gui.GenerateCopyrights
and if those classes are present, then a HTML version of the license file
is made available.
See also bug #5344
However, the above are out of scope for this bug.
To close this bug, we need to identify each licensed product in build-area
and update licenses.txt with that information.