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Is it legal to distribute GPL software compiled with a nonfree compiler?

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How to counter notice a DMCA takedown if I am merely a GPLv3 licensee?

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Correct license for dataset if source data has different licenses

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Using a FOSS license for binaries created in a hex editor

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If I script a GPL software like GDB using its scripting API, should my scripts be distributed as GPL as well?

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Google's ML Kit

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Want to release FOSS project under under LGPL 3.0, have Eclipse 2.0 and Apache 2.0 licensed code, not sure what to do

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Linking both statically and dynamically to an LGPL library from a proprietary program

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