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Are all applications directly connected to the project also covered by the GPL?

We use WordPress (GPL license), a child theme of a theme and plugins under GPL and just a few code snippets under the MIT license. The code only runs internally on the server and only provides a paid ...
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Do I need to add Flutter and Dart license into the app?

I'm currently programming an app with flutter and have already listed all the licenses I use from the packages on an individual license page in the Settings. The question I am now asking myself is do ...
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Which license can protect a software to be distribute without changes under a different name?

I'm looking for a license that fit in the following points: Software source code will be public so anyone can read it or use it. Anyone can contribute or add modifications to the source code (pull ...
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Can I use a AGPL/GPL package and software for closed-source backend API?

I'm creating an API for a website. An interesting Node.js package I would need is licensed under the AGPL-3. that package is a binding library that speaks to a GPL-2 licensed software (compiled binary)...
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Use package / package-lock for acknowledgments?

I wanted to create a site with acknowledgements/attributions for all the packages used in my project (that's even required for the MIT licenses). So I thought about using package.json for that purpose....
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How does the LGPL apply to the Web and define distribution?

If I use the lgpl licensed javascript library, do I have to release a closed source web application that is using it? I feel like it's unnecessary, as long as I don't modify the source of the library. ...
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javascript and LGPL

Javascript File A imports Javascript File B( B is LGPL License) Is linking of A and B is dynamic linking or static linking? is *.js file a library or just source file? Should A be disclosed? Or is it ...
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Copyleft licenses that do not mandate free distribution?

The GPL tries to guarantee that a piece of software, and all derivative versions of that software, will allow anybody to use, study, modify, and distribute the software however they choose. I think ...
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How to use GPL-licensed project with MIT code snippet license correctly?

My company uses WordPress (GPL license), a child theme of a theme and plugins under GPL and just a few code snippets under the MIT license. Because the GPL license is the stronger license (MIT license ...
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can open source software be proprietary? if so, what examples exist?

quick question, i'm doing research into open source software and i was wondering if open source software be proprietary? if so, what examples exist? what examples exist of source code that is open ...
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sox.exe license with commercial software

I was hoping to bundle sox.exe which I would like to bundle with software that I intend to sell. Here are both the home page and the site where you can download it. http://sox.sourceforge.net/Main/...
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Metaflac.exe and flac.exe license with commercial software

With this zip file, it contains both the metaflac.exe and flac.exe that I would like to bundle with software that I intend to sell. The license is here. https://xiph.org/flac/license.html I'm unclear ...
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can I get rid of the GPL-v3 LICENCE file if I use GPL-v3 licensed code but declare it in `package.json`?

I've been working with a project lately involving the usage of live2d. live2d, however, is licensed under GPLv3, so in my understanding I must include the GPLv3 licence file in my repository. However,...
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What to do if someone forked your project and removed its' license?

Say you created a website and it's open-source under MIT. A month later, I changed it to GPL-3.0 License. A month passed again, someone forked my project in GitHub and is making money off it via ...
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Add author to MIT license? [duplicate]

I have forked a git repository where the original author has added a MIT license. The license begins with: Copyright (c) 2017 Original Author Now, I have added some significant contributions to the ...
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Proprietary Software + GPL: A case study with OctaneRender and Blender

Background: I currently stumbled across an interesting case of a combination between a proprietary software and a GPL software, which I am trying to understand: There is the GPL software Blender - a ...
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Licensing a code based on a research paper

I have recently ran into a research paper which explains a technique of image-processing. Now, the paper just explains the process and is not based on any specific coding-language, but we can say that ...
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How exactly do I comply with open source software under Apache 2.0 if I'm only using some code and not all?

This is my first time posting here and I'm sorry if any of my questions are silly. This is my first time dealing with open source code and licenses. I'm working on a small game engine and I decided to ...
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Common Software License Type for Closed Source but Free Software [closed]

I am considering creating a simple piece of free software, but have no intention of releasing the source code. I am not using any open source components inside the application. Is there a common ...
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Am I violating the terms of the base licenses when I publish my project on GitHub without any license and/or links to authors of used components?

Many developers, students, etc. put their code on GitHub without any links to authors of used components and licenses. I tried find a new job and yesterday HR ask me create Rest API with django + drf ...
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Can I use unmodified Grafana as the visualisation component of my commercial service?

In the light of the new AGPL Grafana license, can we still use unmodifed Grafana served as a docker image on cloud as the visualisation component of our commercial service? My understanding so far is ...
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a problem with SIMILAR emojis to existing ones

it was some time ago but, yeah, my emojis (yes, emojis, not a joke, that's not even funny) ruined my github account (i just got flagged). for the now i was trying to use other platforms/solutions (...
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Documented protocol of proprietary software + plugin of GPL software

Please assume the following: There is a GPL software (G), which provides API to write plugins to this software (GP). There is a closed-source / proprietary software (P), which has an openly ...
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Can someone else copyright for themselves already copyrighted things?

I’m not sure to say about it here (but for the now it’s place most focused on law in SE). Recently I found a guy on routinehub who said that all his app is copyrighted. He made app fully and only from ...
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Converting fonts to curves for other companies' drawings: Font Licensing?

We have a server that allows for anyone to do processing on different vector files. One feature we are planning is to allow them to convert SVG's with text elements to paths. In order to do this ...
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If I use a lot of libraries with the exact same license, can I condense the required attributions and notices?

I'm developing a project that happens to use a lot of open-source third-party libraries by different authors. Most of these libraries use the same license (mostly MIT, with the occasional Apache or ...
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Do I have to worry about software dependency licence management?

Does a licence for a product such as Express JS take account of the most onerous licence in its dependencies? We only develop in JavaScript and use NPM for module management; does NPM itself do any ...
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Published & monetized apps on the Google Play Store using GitHub libraries licensed under “BSD 2-Clause ”Simplified“ License” and “Apache License 2.0”

I slightly modified some libraries from GitHub, published them in the form of apps on the Google Play Store and monetized them. The libraries are licensed under "BSD 2-Clause "Simplified&...
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Is it possible to use QT under LGPL for a hardware commercial product?

I am considering using QT for a commercial hardware product. The product will have a Raspberry Pi Compute Module and will run standard Raspberry Pi Linux OS. It will load our application, which will ...
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Can you make an Operating system runs top of linux kernel but closed source?

Is possible to just make a modified kernel open source but not the operating system?
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Should I include copyright in a minified distribution of my js file?

For example, I have a index.js file (copyrighted), I minify it using UglifyJS and store in index.min.js file, but my copyright notice is removed, should I add it again in index.min.js? If yes, Can I ...
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What sort of requirements apply to (A)GPL software on an SSH server?

I'm trying to better understand the GNU AGPL. The only thing the AGPL is concerned with beyond the GPL is remote interaction: if you modify the Program, your modified version must prominently offer ...
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Can I sell licenses for a modified version of Artistic License 2.0 licensed software?

I am trying to license some code such that people can make modified works from it and profit from that, but they can't just take my work verbatim and profit from it. Right now I'm really leaning ...
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Can I delete or recreate my repository freely if it have code under GPLv3?

I have a public repository on GitHub with project and source code under GPLv3. Can I freely drop repository and close project if I don't want to develop it. And after some years maybe I want publish ...
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Arguments for using a FLOSS license

I wrote code for an employer which, I feel, would benefit from being released under a copyleft (e.g. LGPL) or permissive (e.g. MIT) license. The code is of general utility and exists well outside the ...
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Can a GPL'ed WordPress plugin/theme incorporate an AGPL library?

If I develop a WordPress theme/plugin, and release it under a GPL license, can my plugin/theme incorporate (include) a third party library that is licensed under AGPL v.3? If so, does my plugin/theme ...
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How should I format licences to redistribute Apache 2.0-based project?

I want to redistribute the compiled binaries and headers of OpenCV. That means that I'm going to: Download some compiled release from OpenCV's Releases page. Create my own repository which will ...
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Commercial license required to build Python packages with Microsoft C++ build tools?

The developer life becomes incredibly complicated once you work in commercial companies. Recently, I ran into the problem that I wanted to install the Python packages turbodbc, sktime, and tslearn. ...
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Can I use OpenPDF (unmodified) in my commercial application without distributing the source code of my app? [closed]

I am specifically using this library for Android with the awt-android library.
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Should the license header be preceded by the copyright holder?

I'm open sourcing a proprietary codebase (license TBD, probably Apache) were all files have the header: Copyright <company name>. All rights reserved. Should this line be preserved in addition ...
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Separately licensing source code and website content

I am fairly new to actual open source licensing, since I usually just add the Unlicense to all my Github repositories, just to have it completely permissive for everyone. I recently started a small ...
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Is the avahi-client license incompatible with its dependency on DBus?

Avahi, including the C client library, is licensed under the LGPL. On my system, (and I believe everywhere) libavahi-client.so.3 links to libdbus-1.so.3. DBus is licensed under a dual license, GPL OR ...
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If a project only includes a copy of the GPL, can it be relicensed under any version?

There's a project that only includes a copy of the GNU GPLv2 accompanying it that I wish to combine with GPL-3.0-or-later code. Assume that simply including a license file applies it globally to the ...
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Are GPL licenses revokable? [duplicate]

I would like to know whether one day, say, Linus Torvalds could change his mind and make the Linux kernel proprietary, or change it to a totally different license? Or is the GPL license irrevokable, ...
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What is the portfolio repository trying to say?

I am using some code from Material Design Lite's example portfolio. The html and css is under a Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License, but the repository states: As an exception to ...
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Extremely copyleft licenses enforcing redistribution of source code intended for internal use

I would like to release my software under stronger copyleft than GPL (and AGPL), namely I would like to impose the burden of releasing sources of any derivative work, even the work intended for ...
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Why doesn't the loading of GPLed JS in the browser count as distribution?

Let's say I have a GPL web app. Somebody forks it, adds some back end changes and hosts it. In theory, the person installing it is the user so they need the modified source code, not the people ...
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Dual license (GPL: my contribution, MIT: others' contribution) in an open source project?

Say I am the owner of an open source project, and I want to publish my code under the GPL license. I expect myself to be the main contributors, but I want to stay open to others' contribution. At the ...
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MIT License for a translation

There's a software called vnpy on github that's in chinese. We have a translated copy to english. The goal is to keep their MIT license but just for that code. We're wondering: Should we make a ...
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Can I distribute my program under LGPL if it has a password identification mechanism?

So I'm making an application which uses the python module PySide2 which is under LGPL. What I'm planning is to sell my program and make it non-distributable by making a unique password-identification ...

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