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Open Source Music

Is there an existing way to make music in an open source way (similarly to developing software on Github with a public domain license) ? If not, is open-source music producing actually something that ...
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A license that incentivizes for-profit enterprises to contribute [duplicate]

I am evaluating various approaches to the licensing model of a certain software project and I need help validating one particular idea. The project should be run in a manner that permits easy and low-...
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Can I use a data file covered by MPL in a closed source commercial program?

I would like make use of the certifi library in my project, but I am not allowed to use any copy-left libraries, and certifi is MPL. Really the certifi library just provides a pem file of a bunch of ...
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Licence that says the original author must be given credit and mostly free other than that

I'm not a native English speaker and licenses are difficult to understand for me. I'm looking for a license that requires any people who use the code covered under the license to say "this code ...
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Liability for errors in open source software

Is the government liable in all cases of the open-source software? Who except the government is to accept liability in the first place (later on, liability will be fixed on the erring ...
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Mattermost License

I don't understand this: Mattermost Licensing SOFTWARE LICENSING You are licensed to use compiled versions of the Mattermost platform produced by Mattermost, Inc. under an MIT LICENSE See MIT-...
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Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license

I would like to create a github repository with this edited and in a special presentation format. How should I do it? What files the repository should contain and with what contents.
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Is the TeX typesetting system free and open source?

I recently opened the source code for the widely-used TeX typesetting system, and was surprised by the restrictive license I found: This program is copyright (C) 1982 by D. E. Knuth; all rights are ...
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Rebrand a modified version of an Apache licensed software [duplicate]

I wanted to impart a few native features (menus, tabs support etc.) to the original Draw.io project. I cloned the project and started modifying, only to find that the changes I made could not be ...
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GNU Affero Can I offer in connection to another app?

Let's say I have a web app, and I want to offer an AGPL image editor in it. That image editor is run separately from the app but is displayed in an IFrame on it. The source code of both apps is ...
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Using reverse-engineered closed protocol in open source software

The question is a partial derivative of this one: Someone open-sourced an un-open-source project Here is the situation: There is a device and a proprietary software to manage that device. They are ...
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Flutter: using package under BSD License

Where do i have to link the copyright notice of a used package under BSD license in my App? I am not publishing documentation or any source code of my app.
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Shapefiles in R maps package (GPL-2)

I hope this is the right forum for this question, I came her form stackoverflow. I would like to include some world maps in my academic publication. As the title suggests, I am working with the maps ...
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How much changes to open source code is needed to remove the //Copyright (c) 2017 notice, or can it never be removed

As the question state. When using open source code and there is a // Copyright (c) 2017 xxxxx in the file. I know I must keep the notice but if I change the code a bit or much do I always keep it or ...
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CKEditor5 in commercial application?

Is it allowed to use CKEditor5 in a commercial (closed source) application? According to this github page they use GPL 2: CKEditor5 License I will publish any changes to CKEditor5 I will do and make ...
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LGPLv2.1: Distributing dynamically linked executable without the LGPL library

I am developing a proprietary (non-open source) commercial application that depends (both directly and indirectly through direct dependencies) on some LGPLv2.1+ libraries (specifically some MinGW64 ...
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Using MIT license for commercial purpose

I am interested in using this (https://github.com/awaragi/prometheus-mssql-exporter) software within our organisation. This repository has an MIT license. I would like to clone this repository to my ...
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How do illustration licenses work for website

I have been looking for illustrations for the commercial website I'm building and I am a bit confused by some license terms and would like to know if someone with experience could answer. Flaticon ...
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what is full form of URL? [migrated]

What is the URL? Can I use the same URL in all posts before posting? Sometimes posting in meta site requires 150 reputations or URL REQUIRED. I never find and notice a URL. This is nowhere in my sight....
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Do I need copyright notice on CI related code?

The project has files related to CI/CD process in its repository, such as Travis-CI and GitHub Actions configurations. Can they be classified as source code? Should I put copyright notice into them (...
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How to tell which parts of code are under MIT license?

I am building a javascript application that will be sold commercially with a non-free EULA. I used small sections of code from an MIT licensed project, so I understand I need to include the MIT ...
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Can I create a translation for a project under a Creative Commons non-commercial non-derivative?

I am writing a book on Github (Learn-Vim) under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Non-Derivative 4.0 License. If you're wondering why I selected this particular license, the main reason is because ...
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Can I use a GPLv3-licensed workaround for a chrome bug without disclosing the rest of my web page source code?

Chrome has a bug where it doesn't properly report download progress for gzip-encoded content. I found a library that works around it, as far as I understand by injecting the fix into the DOM. Now I'm ...
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Distributing LGPL library (OpenAL) as part of the MIT licensed game engine

Background: I'm writing a game engine (a set of libraries actually) that simplifies game development with C# language (OK it is yet another game engine :). My plan is to make it as free as possible. ...
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Using Axelor-Open-Suite Open source software with AGPL license for commercial product

This is the first time, we have a plan to use Open source software as it provides a good start and lot of modules by default. We have plan to use https://github.com/axelor/axelor-open-suite which is a ...
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Can I use documentation licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 in an application?

There is a very complex API endpoint with a documentation licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. Due to its complexity, I am considering developing a commercial visual drag & drop editor (single-page web ...
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Why do some softwares not include the full license?

I have been reading the license file from some libraries so I can figure out what needs to be included in my own app. I notice a lot of software includes only a summary of the license, and not a full ...
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Do I have the right to the bundle that generate by / dependent on open-source libraries?

I created a project with the following structure: The question is: Do I have the right to the BUNDLE where I do not want clients to resell the BUNDLE they have bought? Is it sufficient to include ...
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Can I make a personal exception to a license I hold?

I would like to write some software, in my free time, and release it under GPLv3. As I understand it, this would imply that any software that uses that code must also abide by the terms of GPLv3. I ...
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License that allows contribution and distribution but no custom builds

I am looking for a license that would allow anyone to contribute to an open source project. That of course includes copying/forking the code and applying changes to it, that potentially (and maybe ...
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Forbid distribution of the app licensed with GPL v3 in certain countries

If I have an app and some of its parts are illegal in some countries (e.g. due to different copyright laws in different countries). And the app is licensed under (L/A)GPL v3. Can I forbid using and ...
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Is it ok to side-load GPL software into a closed-software?

I am developing an Electron app that I would like to distribute on the App Store. The app runs completely fine without any GPL parts or elements. The app itself has plugin support and communicates ...
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Software licenses that force contribution back to the original project only for commercial use

Is there a Software licenses that force contribution back to the original project only for commercial use (projects that wants to make money out of it)?. Another way to phrase the question People can ...
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Publish code on GitHub with a call to public API

This question is more about conventional practice, so I don't include the detail about code or environment. It should be applied to all type of API call. This question was asked on SE exchange, but it ...
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Do I need to add a license to my personal project about Apache Tomcat?

I just finished my personal project about writing a simple version of Apache Tomcat. The "simple version" means following the main structure and implementing the basic features of Apache ...
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Source-only distribution of MIT-licensed project which depends on GPL library

I'm trying to understand exactly when a work becomes a "derivative work," and how it affects licensing of my project. In my situation, we have a scientific code that we have written which is ...
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The LaTeX project public license (LPPL), version 1.3

I've read through https://www.latex-project.org/lppl/lppl-1-3/ but I still don't really understand how this licence works. Can I use the "work" under this licence in a commercial product?
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Distribute GPL software in enterprise

I am being asked to deploy Notepad++ (a software distributed under GPL) in an enterprise which is a SaaS company. Before doing so, I want to make sure our users wouldn't be violating the license in ...
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Include ITU-T software in an Apache 2.0 licensed project

ITU-T Recommendation T.88 includes software. The software seems to be behind a paywall today, but I downloaded it 2 years ago when it wasn't. The accompanying copyright notice says the following: ICT ...
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How should I contribute to fix a possible bug in an open source project?

My distro (Gentoo) has added a patch to GCC that enables an internal macro. I already have enabled that macro in my CFLAGS for a while. I asked them on their IRC about this issue, that now GCC warns ...
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Adding AGPL patches to a Software with APACHE2 or MIT License

I am interested in creating a fork of an abandoned software. The software which is no longer maintained is release under the terms of Apache 2 license. Am I allowed to create my patches under a less ...
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AGPL-3.0 Software on a vending machine

Is it legal when i download a software under AGPL-3, modify it, put it on a vending machine and place the vending machine in a public place, where everybody can use it, without publishing the ...
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LGPLv2.1 + GPLv3 = Okay?

This compatibility chart provided by GNU appears to state that a GPLv3 program can include a LGPLv2.1-only library. This doesn't make sense to me as the LGPLv2.1 license would have to be compatible ...
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GPL code behind a registration form

My employer wants to publish a paper about software and make it open-source under GPL, but they want to know who is interested and downloads it? Is this legal to ask people to fill in a regular ...
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Should I credit the authors for code that is no longer part of the project?

In one of my projects, I used some code from an Apache version 2 licensed project in the beginning. Now I have completely removed their code and it is no longer part of my project. Do I still have to ...
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If an organization pays me for a report that shows performance results of executed MIT/Apache 2.0 code, do I have to include the respective licenses?

I got a awarded a contract for a report of the performance of some new software. The software is a result of two merged open-source codebases (I merged them) and some logic on top of it (including a ...
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Can I use GPL-licensed services embedded in an iframe from a commercial application?

I want to try a WYSIWYG editor in my closed-source application and I'm wondering if what I want to do is legal. I create an OSS project (GPL license) that contains the editor of my choice I deploy it ...
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What license should I use if my code on GitHub includes Apple's ARKit and SceneKit?

I'm currently developing an app based on Apple's ARKit and I'm just wondering what licenses should I use for this project as none of these libraries demonstrated what licenses they are currently using,...
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Combined distribution of open source binaries when used as program in a CLI-Script

I am planning on creating a rather small repo on github but I am not sure which license should I use. The project is basically a collection of bash, batch and powershell scripts. Those scripts invoke ...
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Can I use dynamically linked MPL 2.0 dll library for commercial purposes?

dll is a wrapper of MPL 2.0 C++ library. Can I use this dll in my commercial project (an executable dynamically calls a function of dll)? Will users be able to request sources of this dll only or all ...

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