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Can I use CC BY-ND font in company logo?

I own a one-person business and want to use it's name written in font licensed CC BY-ND as logo on papers send to my clients. Is it possible? Would I need to include a license
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Does the GPL require sharing source code if I charge for a consultation with the software?

I've been reading a whole lot and can't seem to find this specific question. I am currently making a software which will ideally be used to provide information to people that pay for consultations. ...
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BSD-3/MIT etc. - How "often" do I need to include the license text?

For instance, the BSD-3 Clause license states: Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/...
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Author rights on software when using an online IDE

There are a number of open integrated development environments which offer developer to make and compile software, such as the replit.com platform. Will the author of the code have full rights on the ...
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Use of ffmpeg and ffprobe exe files in application [duplicate]

We have written very small application in Visual Studio which uses 2 x FFmpeg commands and 1 x FFprobe command. We plan to include the two exe files as a resource when the application is packaged in ...
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Is it legal to publish a book on about coding Python or Java on Amazon Kindle publishing?

I'm tossing around the idea of writing and publishing a book on the Amazon Kindle platform about Java or Python. The name of the book would be something like "Basic and Simple Programming with ...
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Use of Spark pictures

In my thesis dissertation, I need to use a picture to illustrate how Spark clusters are built. Ideally, I would like to reuse this picture for illustrating Spark components: https://spark.apache.org/...
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POSIX-certified Linux distribution [closed]

I don't know if it's the correct StackExchange since a lot of questions here seem to regard open source licenses. I'm reading the POSIX wikipedia page. Linux is listed as a "mostly POSIX ...
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csvhelper: questions about license

I was thinking of asking this question in the NuGet project, but they redirected me here to ask generic questions. So I will ask here. I want to develop an application that will use the CsvHelper ...
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Can I close source a derivative work of an OSS project I am the copyright holder? [duplicate]

I have a new project that will be open source, but want a fork to override some implementations just for me. (a package inside a Go project) I am the copyright holder of the project (upstream) I have ...
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Which license suits best when you want users to contribute to your code and not just take it as free beer

Which License is best suited for my open source project. I am developing a web app (a template like) that has potential use in real life applications but also learning outcomes. I would like people to ...
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Is the Open Gaming License a type of open source license?

Wizards of the Coast (publishers of the Dungeons and Dragons desktop role playing game) have for years operated under the Open Gaming License. The License: This License applies to any Open Game ...
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Are there any CI purified Firefox forks?

Are there any continuously integrated forks of Mozilla Firefox that only use the open source code? If not, why?
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I believe that the License decision diagram section of Codeberg.org is wrong [duplicate]

As title. Can anyone help me confirming whether my intuition about whether the section "License decision diagram" of on Codeberg.org could be wrong? Quoted those lines from the link: Do you ...
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What is the proper way to add attribution to a gpl3 licensed diff/patch file?

This is as much a technical issue as a license issue, but I would appreciate correction if any of my assumptions about how the licenses work are incorrect. Assume that I want to use a patch file from ...
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Is importing a usage in MIT, ISC, or similar licenses?

Let X be an open-source software that is distributed in source code only, depends on a software Y having MIT/ISC license, but just "imports" it, for example import Y in a Go source, or #...
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Copyright a web page created from a MIT license theme?

I am confused as to how to describe a web page from a theme licensed under the MIT license that I want to modify and use for my own private commercial purposes. I do want to have the copyright on what ...
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If a CC BY-SA V4.0 dictionary is used to look up meanings of words, is the resulting translation a derivative work?

This is a follow-up question to my previous one. I'm considering writing a manual translation software, where the end user will be writing the entire translation themselves, but the software could ...
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Relicensing CC BY 4.0 font after modification under OFL

Is it possible to modify a font that was released under CC BY 4.0 and relicense it under SIL OFL License (or a dual-license of CC BY 4.0 and SIL OFL like Linux Libertine fonts did with GPL and SIL OFL)...
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If I create software that can leverage a CC BY-SA data set, do I have to license the software under the same license?

I'm writing a translation assist & dictionary-like software to assist in translating Japanese to English. To help with this, dictionary datasets in XML format by Electronic Dictionary Research and ...
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If code is published in two places with different licenses and don't know which is the original

If some code is published in two different places by different people, one under the Apache license and one under no license, and I have no way to know which one is the original author (one of them ...
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How do open source licences affect the incorporation of copyright / trademark logos names in a project?

When a private corporation decides to publish software under a permissive open source licence (for example, the MIT licence) there might still be a desire for that company's name and logo to be ...
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AGPL and Bitwarden license

I recently was in need for a place to store my passwords and stumbled upon bitwarden. After looking in github I noticed that the code is partially licensed under AGPL and partially under a commercial ...
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Applicable legal terms when interacting with smart contracts on the Ethereum network

When smart contracts are deployed on the Ethereum network they are operated by multiple anonymous nodes of the network. Assuming that the code of the smart contracts is subject to the MIT license, if ...
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How do I make a License and copyright notice

Use these packages : When I want a license and copyright notice, do I do it for these packages only, or all the packages belonging to these packages?
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Should the artwork attributed to third-parties and the derivatives of it be assumed proprietary or GPL in GPL software?

I want to reuse with attribution (and publish) a raster graphics file from GPL software. At the moment, I consider reusing either the software icon file or the software logo file. The latter is a part ...
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I use the npm package, do I have to specify the license for each package?

If I use a specific library and this library uses other packages.. In the event that I have a license and copyright notice, is it obligatory for this library or for all sub-packages? Do I have to ...
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How to effectively communicate the license of database content?

I'm working on a project make some New Zealand government data available to the public under the Creative Commons license. The access to the data will be directly to a PostgreSQL database (read-only, ...
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Is AGPLv3 reasonable for an internal analytics API server?

I'm developing an analytics server that companies should be able to run as-is & interact with internally via APIs. I'd like for them to be able to use this tool without having to open-source their ...
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Best way to release a Nuitka-compiled software?

My question would be: If I wrote software in Python and compiled it with Nuitka and would like to publish it under either the GPL v2 or MIT license for others, should I also attach the original .py ...
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How can I tell if Elementor templates are GPL licensed or not?

I have some Elementor templates but I don't know if they are GPL licensed. How can I tell which license they are under?
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How should I license my software if it links statically with glibc?

I have no experience with licensing. I used GitHub to put a license in one of my repositories, which basically uses C. As I didn't want to impose restrictions (the code is a very small utility, I don'...
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Under AGPL 3.0, must a custom software plugin be made open source?

I am using software licensed under the AGPL 3.0 license, which states that all changes to the project must be made open-source. This particular software offers support for custom plugins. So my ...
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Are there any software licenses that allow for everything but changing the license or dual-licensing?

I would like to allow users of my code to make derivatives, but disallow derivatives from imposing any restrictions on the usage of my code. Is there an existing license that would fit this ...
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GNU General Public License v3.0 Embedded Web Program Question

Say I have a program named X. If I edit X, I have to make the source code of X open source. If I have another program (say a web application) and I write my own code Y (which is closed source) and I ...
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Changing the license of a derivative work

Let's say I take a software (Work) distributed under GPLv3 compatible license, and create a Derivative Work. Can I distribute it (the Derivative Work) under GPLv3 license? If not, how can I make a ...
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Does modified server code, used in public website development, which is originally available under GPL2 have to be released to the public?

To be precise, I am referring to MySql source code which is available under GPL2. I want to make certain modifications in the code which is actually for some custom requirement. The modified MySql ...
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What to put in header copyright notice after total conversion of library that didn't have license headers?

I want to convert a C# library (not written by myself) licensed under Apache License v2 to C++. The original C# library has a LICENSE file with the Apache license information, however the individual ...
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Incorporating GPL3 code into a GPL2 project

I have a GPL3-licensed program that supports a specific line of hardware. There is a GPL-2 program that supports a lot of hardware similar to the one I support. It was suggested to me that this other ...
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Open-Source code made proprietary by someone else without proper attribution (Apache License 2.0)

My friend spent more than 7 years on an open-source mod for Minecraft under Apache License 2.0. Recently, a new mod was announced bearing mostly the same features. The new-mod devs accidentally made ...
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Using Tailwind CSS in website

let's say I am using Tailwind CSS (licensed under MIT) in my website by using the npm package "tailwindcss" which on build creates a css file. According to MIT - "The above copyright ...
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Can I use a Kaggle Dataset with CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license to create projects and publish it on GitHub?

I was searching for a relational dataset on Kaggle for my SQL Data Analysis project & found one such dataset - https://www.kaggle.com/datasets/olistbr/brazilian-ecommerce. I have downloaded the ...
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Using heroicons in a website

I want to use heroicons which is licensed under MIT in a website. The license states - "The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial ...
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QT on windows - limitations, restrictions, commercial products

I've downloaded the qt online installer from: https://www.qt.io/download-open-source to develop on Windows. My question is: as long as we respect LGPL are we forced to buy a commercial license (for ...
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How does the AGPL apply to an interpreter? [closed]

I have a question concerning the AGPL at too what constitutes a derivative work. I have read multiple posts (SO Project Release, SE Derivative Works, AGPL Compatibility, License Changing to name a ...
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LICENSE text in build folder

When I build my site using create-react-app build, it creates a main.779c7054.js.LICENSE.txt which contains the license texts of the dependencies. In this case I am using Next.js and lets say I am ...
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Can a .psd file be released with different terms if the resulting HTML template is GPL

In web design, a common workflow exists where a designer creates a web site's theme within Photoshop which is then capable of exporting the design as HTML and CSS. Once granted copyright to the HTML ...
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Being an open-source company

Firstly, sorry if it is a duplicate but I was unable to found any question related to mine. I have a project that I would like to be a business. However, due to my preference for open-source and libre ...
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Does license prohibition of illicit / malicious use or modification clash with GPL's freedom to modify?

I am building a decentralized community service, where it is critical for each client to run a "legitimate" build version in order for the service to operate properly. The client versions do ...
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BY-SA 4.0 Bulk Compatible Other Licenses likes MIT, BSD3

On the CCL official website, it says BY-SA 4.0 is compatible with FAL and GPL 3.0 (one-way only). Then, is it compatible with other licenses such as MIT and BSD licenses? Other license -> BY-SA 4.0 ...
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