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Do I Need to Publish my Source Code because of LGPL?

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Could a license that allows later versions impose obligations or remove protections for licensors in the future?

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License allowing mixing code only with code licensed with any of the OSI-approved licenses, getting "infected" by these licenses (kind of reverse GPL)

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CC-By-SA: Can the author update his past creation when updating his name?

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REST Endpoint using MIT and BSD 3-clause license libraries

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Adding features that are similar to a proprietary program

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With GPLv3, do I have to bundle the source code with my deliverable or "provide a means" to obtain it?

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Which open source licenses comply with the Microsoft Public License?

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Using a Library Under MIT License with Patented Algorithms

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Can a company offering a dual-license AGPL/paid commercial product require commercial users to purchase a commercial license?

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linking closed source with linux-vdso.so.1

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Can I mix CC-BY-SA 3.0 and CC-BY-SA 4.0 artwork? How to license output of such mix, such as a screenshot? Is it even having a license?

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Found a project with WTFPL, but I think it is a translation of another MIT-licensed project

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What GPL license to use on a Linux distro

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AGPL-licensed Discord bot

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Using Linux Kernel Bits in a Apache License v2 software

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On Mac OS X, if a resource is created or edited with the GPL-licensed Rezilla utility, is the resource a derivative work of the Rezilla software?

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Can GPLv3 contributions to a separate project be used without attribution?

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How to retrieve copyright from contributors [duplicate]

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Complying with MySQL GPLv2

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What does Section 2.3 a in the MPL 2.0 mean?

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Should I include the licenses of my dependencies' dependencies?

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Can a program that uses a GPL library be closed source if it is distributed without the GPL library?

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Am I free to use Intel syntax in an Apache/BSD-3 licensed disassembler?

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License a project under the GPLv3, but license a library to communicate with it under the MIT. Is it possible?

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Does LGPLv3 Tivoization apply to non "User Products"?

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What are the differences between LGPL and GPLv2 [duplicate]

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Does the Reciprocal Public Licence require notifications only to be given to the first original licensor?

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Is there a coding project out there that properly attributes code from Stack Overflow?

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Is an output of a program (almost) always not bound to its generator's license? [duplicate]

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MIT license modify package and names

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How to give attribution for an adaptation in CC-BY-SA context?

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Do i need a license, for parsing a command/program that is not written by myself? [duplicate]

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Are weights of a neural network derivative work of the GPL-3 training framework?

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Do I have to include anything in my project if I do not include the source code of the libraries themselves? [duplicate]

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Making trademarks in an open source project on Github with Apache 2.0 License

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Would industrial HMI devices be considered "User Products" for LGPLv3?


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