I am totally confused by these tons of copyright licenses that protect the libraries. I noticed that a lot of libraries are using the Apache License 2.0 and obviously I took a look at the license but I could not even understand a single word. (1. I am not a lawyer + 2. English is not my first language) Then I found an FAQ page with the question "I am not a lawyer - What does that all mean?" I went through this section, but I still do not completely understand the things that I have to do. The section was about "Apache softwares", and my interpretation of that word is "software made by the Apache Foundation". So, what do I have to do when it comes to libraries, that are using the license but are NOT made by Apache, for instance the GSON library for Java?
So, the questions are:
- The license says that I have to include a copy of the license in the project when I used an Apache-licensed library. If the library already contains the license, do I still have to copy and include it into my project file? If yes, where do I have to paste it?
- The license says that I have to write down which libraries are licensed by the license. Is there an official form for doing that or is it enough to just write a short notice?
- Do Apache-licensed libraries also count as "Apache softwares"?*