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I m interested in package on GITHUB - what are my rights and what should i do?

i m thinking on making browser game and would like to start it on ready made code. For example https://github.com/FrankProjects/UltimateWarfare if i would pick this one. .. I know that i would need ...
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Can I keep a Node.JS script closed source if it uses an MIT command line wrapper module for a GPL program?

Some Background I'm trying to build a simple, closed source script in Node.js that is meant to be executed from a larger (also closed source) piece of software. It's supposed to run on a Raspberry Pi ...
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Can I use open source code with Apache 2.0 license in my thesis?

Is it permissible? Do I need to specifically mention it somewhere in my thesis?
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How to connect my project with community or publish [duplicate]

Hello i have build an html file that shall help with the Productivity of People and it is at the beta but i do not know how to present that file to other people and where to start to get the code of ...
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Sell content separately for app licensed under GNU v3?

If you're using a library that is licensed under GNU GPL v3 to help develop your application, then from what I understand, you must release your application for free and it's source code. Is it then ...
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Are there any licenses that restrict sales but otherwise act like standard open source licenses? [closed]

It's Python code that would be on GitHub. This is a rough sketch of what we're looking for: It should prohibit the sale or charging of fees for the software itself and for services that require the ...
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Distribute binaries of GNU GPL licensed project without source as copyright holder

I don't quite understand what I, the copyright holder of a project, am permitted to do according to the license I have given my project. I want the source code for most versions of the project to be ...
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Use code snippets as canaries for a static code-checker

I am maintaining a free open-source (3-clause BSD) code checker for c++ files, and to run regression tests on real-world code, I added isolated C++ files from other high-profile open-source projects (...
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What are my obligations if I convey software that calls GPL code (specifically via python import), but I do NOT convey the GPL software itself?

Party A writes some software; perhaps intending to distribute it under the MIT or some other permissive license. THe software uses some GPL'd software. Party A conveys the software to party B, without ...
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Can one resell any Bootstrap template because of the MIT licence?

The MIT licence contains Permission is hereby granted,[..] to sell copies of the Software The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial ...
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Does the GPLv3 give recipients the legal right to circumvent technological measures imposed on them by third-party redistributors?

To my understanding, a distributor of GPLv3 software who does not have any right to redistribute software except by becoming a GPLv3 licensee, and knowingly distributes GPLv3 software agrees to ...
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Usage of closed-source software loaded into GPL software as a plugin

I'm distributing a device (ARMv8 server) which runs GNU GPL licensed software. I've changed this software so that it is able to load any plugin in the form of *.so file. I've open-sourced this feature ...
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Can I use a license with a warranty disclaimer when my country's laws make that inapplicable? [duplicate]

I'm studying Computer Science in Germany. Even before the beginning of my studies, I wrote some software in order to learn how to write good code (and in order to have fun, too :-) ). Now, I'd like to ...
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Use of GPL software with proprietary network program

I am working on a distributed computing project. The client for this project uses Twisted (MIT licensed) to communicate with the server. The client will locally invoke a PARI/GP (GPL licensed) script ...
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Bundling GPLv3 GNU FreeFont with my public domain HTML template system

The most-relevant existing question I can find is Dual license Apache2.0 GPLv3 for a library with optionnal GPLed code and Bundling GCC along with my GPLv2 project, still, I could use some ...
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Do I need to attribute icons not used anymore but visible on GitHub's previous commits?

I'm developing a mobile app and I'm using GitHub for source code which is set to public, so I can show my friends. I was using some free icons from www.flaticon.com/home , which required the ...
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Is it allowed to redistribute a modification of BSD licensed software on OSSRH with my Maven groupId?

I modified a BSD licensed software and proposed the patch to the contributors. I has been discussed and refused. I'm respecting the decision not to merge the changes, however I want to provide the ...
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Does GPLv2 allow for prohibiting misrepresentation of the origin

I am a maintainer of dosbox-staging project, which is licensed using GPLv2+. I am considering bundling DOS/32A with my project (as it greatly helps with the emulation of old DOS software). DOS32/A is ...
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Finding a cheap IRC channel (preferably archived) for a GPLv3+ project [closed]

While working on https://github.com/bstarynk/helpcovid (a GPLv3+ application, work in progress) we need a cheap archived IRC channel. Low traffic (we are just two developers) I am living in France ...
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Are Apache 2.0- and MIT-licensed components open source?

I am using a software with components marked as Apache 2.0 and MIT license. Are they considered as open source components, also are they redistributable?
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Could the anti-tivoization provisions of the GPLv3 be circumvented by providing software separately?

In the FAQ section of the GPLv3, the Free Software Foundation presents the following entry: Question: Suppose that two companies try to circumvent the requirement to provide Installation ...
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Is it possible to migrate old GPL2 project to GPL3?

So I found an old project that is GPL2, not hosted on Github. I fixed bugs in it, and want to post on Github. Can I distribute it under GPL3? In other words, is GPL3 a GPL2 with additional ...
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Am I legally obligated to disclose that my web app is using AngularJS?

I am using AngularJS in a web app I am building, and I'm wondering about the legal obligation of disclosing that my app uses AngularJS, and whether I need to make AngularJS's licence agreement ...
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New Bioconductor package function redistribution

I am creating a new package that I would like to submit to Bioconductor. It's essentially a C code, which is called by R (using Rcpp). One of the C functions within my package, is the C code of the R ...
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Is there a licensing restriction shipping proprietary software that packages/redistributes CDDL1.1-licensed software?

We are having a debate about whether we are allowed to package CDDL 1.1 licensed software like jaxb-api as-is with our commercial software. We would provide the licensing terms of CDDL 1.1 as required ...
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Is Apple allowed to distribute GPLv3-licensed software through its iOS App Store?

This question is specifically about GPLv3, LGPLv3, and Apple's App Store for iOS devices. Given the additional restrictions Apple imposes on iOS users (i.e. not allowing them to modify and run GPLv3 ...
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Youtubers Selling Their Source Code [duplicate]

I have a very simple question. I have been watching some tutorials online regarding Android Java Programming and Firebase. A particular Youtuber does tutorials that are open to everyone and he shows ...
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Change Button and Label text in TCExam [migrated]

In TCExam Open Source examination system, all the texts on buttons and labels are in lower case. I searched all the files available in GitHub but nowhere I could find the variables where these texts ...
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Releasing the source code of a premium feature for another open program

If I use a compiled program/non compiled source code which is under a license that everyone has the rights do use and sell (Eg: GPL) and no one can deny any person to use or sell it and then I want to ...
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Does the Python license allow to post modified versions of their source code on StackOverflow?

I just posted an answer on Stack Overflow which is largely based on a specific part of a module in the CPython standard library. The Python license seems to be permissive and they also indicate ...
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How to require anyone who modifies a work with intent to distribute REMOVE references to the originator?

I'm on an organization's Bylaws Committee and am using a (currently private) GitHub repository to track our proposed changes/amendments. Once the committee's work is complete, the intent is to make ...
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Can I have the source code of my Python/C++ project under MIT/BSD/Apache2.0 and its PyPI binary wheel under GPLv2?

I am trying to find how to license my open source project, but after having spent a few hours Googling around, my head started to hurt! Instead of asking a million of questions about different ...
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Is ONLYOFFICE restricting our freedom with their FAQ? (AGPL v3)

or am I seeing this wrong? After some digging (It's NOT easy to find on their site), I found the community version ("Open Source" version) of ONLYOFFICE. However, after reading their FAQ, it seems ...
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How to effectively browse mailing lists

There are many open source projects whose development is officially discussed through mailing lists (the obvious example being the Linux kernel). Being young and spoiled by nice clean website design,...
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Can the original Author keep his GNU AGPLv3 licensed code private if it is hosted on a server accessible to an entire university?

I'm writing a web app for my University's dinning hall to use that will be accessible to the entire uni. One of the things I'm negotiating for is to retain the copyright without giving it to the Uni. ...
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Is Flameshot mislabeled on the Ubuntu Software Center?

Recently, I have seen Flameshot labeled as proprietary on the Ubuntu Software Center: (german text, "Proprietär" means "proprietary") Is Flameshot mislabeled on the Software Center, as it's official ...
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Modifying and Using Open Source Software licensed under GNU Lesser General Public License, v2.1

TL;DR: Is it legal to use a modified version of the product licensed under LGPL 2.1, for commercial purposes and without the permission of the author (because the authors cannot be reached), and ...
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Can I sell a proprietary software with an LGPL library bundled along with it, without making my source code public?

I am making a commercial application for my own company. I want to use PySide2 in it which comes under the LGPL license. I will be using PySide2 without any modification to it for designing the GUI. ...
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Seeking Creative-Commons-like license with addition(s) to request or require modifications be contributed back to source [duplicate]

Do any licenses exist that might serve the purposes below? If not, what licenses might be similarly useful? Initial license goals "Drive updates back to the source." My team seeks Creative-Commons-...
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Precise syntax of SPDX-License-Identifier in source files

What is the precise syntax of the // SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0-only comments in source files, and which organization, project or specification defines it? If there is no such definition, what ...
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Distributing GPL OS with proprietary software

We are looking to distribute an embedded software product using an open-source, GPL3.0 licensed operating system with our non-GPL proprietary software running on it. With normal works, if our code is ...
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Can I dual license my code after accepting downstream contributions into my code base?

As the original author (and copyright holder of source code) of code which I have chosen to release as GPL. I think I am correct in saying I can dual license my code and thus choose to enforce one lic ...
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Why don't we have a full-fledged alternative for the Android OS?

Why can't we have a mobile operating system and applciation store that is independent of any country's current political views? It would be an alternative of Google's Android OS. Or if it exists, why ...
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An LGPL library inside a proprietary Android app

Let's consider a proprietary Android app which is using an LGPL library. LGPL requires that the user could be able to replace the library with a modified version. For languages like C, LGPL suggests ...
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How can GPL terms apply to distribution of a proprietary plugin?

Let's say I develop a plugin for third-party application X. My plugin has a non-free license, and is commercially distributed. I don't distribute application X. Application X is licensed under GPL, ...
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Rebranding existing library under MIT

I bit of background: When I was working in my previous company I came up with an idea to extract all some generic functionality from the different projects and create open source library (MIT) from ...
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Include copyright material used by permission in open source repository

I've got an open source web project on GitHub licensed under GPL 3.0. Now I'm going to be adding some material under copyright (verses from a translation of the Bible) that I've been given permission ...
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Licensing options for libre game built with MonoGame (Ms-PL)

I want to release a game built with the MonoGame framework, which includes the Ms-PL in its license. I want to include source code with my game and impose a strict requirement for others who modify or ...
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Do you think its OK for an open-source hosting company to incorporate your ideas into their product offerings?

I'm not exactly sure where this question would belong, but would love to hear some opinions about it. Long story short, I came up with a way to integrate open-source Platform A with open-source ...
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With BSD-3, do I need to propagate an “All rights reserved” statement?

I'm looking at a repository with the BSD-3 license in its LICENSE file, but in which the source files say: Copyright (c) Big Corp Inc. All rights reserved. When I redistribute / modify, and include ...

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