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If my GPLv3 program produces a useful CSV file, can closed source code use that file? [duplicate]

I have a project that gathers information from the internet and transforms it into a useful format, which I then make public as a CSV file. That project is licensed under GNU GPLv3. I recently had ...
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Are works created using GPLv2 licensed code considered derivative of the code? [duplicate]

Consider that I write some code which generates 3D models, and release it using the GPLv2 license. Someone else then sees value in my code but wishes to change it and so they modify it to their ...
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Is an output of a program (almost) always not bound to its generator's license? [duplicate]

As far as I understand, it is well accepted that, for programs that are licensed under the GPL, the output of a program does not necessarily have to follow the GPL. This is confirmed by the "...
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Using data generated by an open-source GPLv3.0 software [duplicate]

I'm looking to build a web app that allows users to upload and share JSON data. The JSON data generated and exported by an open-source app licensed under GPLv3.0. Before I begin building, I want to ...
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Do i need a license, for parsing a command/program that is not written by myself? [duplicate]

// Example in c++: string cmd1 = "sudo dmidecode"; string cmd2 = "sudo nethogs -t -s -a -d 1"; string cmd3 = "sudo intel_gpu_top -J"; FILE *pipe = popen(cmd1.c_str(), &...
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In what cases do open source licenses conditions apply? [duplicate]

Apache v2, MIL, GNU, and many others. They all have certain conditions you have to follow. But in what cases? What if I want to use Apache v2 (for example) software that generates... let's say images. ...
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Can I use GPL v3 licensed software to create my commercial product? [duplicate]

Note that I am not modifying or redistributing the GPL3 licensed software, nor am I selling it. I am merely using it to create a different product, which contains the output of the software for ...
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How do I require commercial users of the output of my software to give attribution?

I've got some code which produces some output files, this project is open source under GPLv3. I've also got some people reaching out to me and asking if they can use the output files (they don't care ...
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Is there a license that prevents someone from copying the entirety of the source code and claiming it as their own or using it with ill intent?

I'm planning to make an open-source game engine/editor called the NWR Project https://github.com/NotWhiteRice/the-NWR-Project I don't care if people copy the visuals, menus, etc., but I don't want ...
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Does "the GPL doesn't cover the output of a program" also apply if the output is source code?

As it is well known (see for example this question or this one), the GPL licenses do not cover the output of a GPL-licensed program. So, I could for example generate some pictures with a GPL-licensed ...
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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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Licensing user-generated content

I am developing a software that is licensed AGPLv3. It's a simple tool that takes a user-provided string and generates an image based on it. What license is the generated image under? Can I choose the ...
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Using Qt Designer to create UI design for closed source application

Am I allowed to create a closed-source application using the LGPL licensing scheme for Qt if I use Qt Designer to generate its user interface? I originally thought this was possible until I saw this ...
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What should be taken into account when licensing software that generate video?

For the context, I am involved in Manim Community which develop Manim (originally published by Grant Sanderson), a Python library for creating explanatory math videos. Users of the library write ...
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Using output of a CC BY-NC AI algorithm in a commercial product?

If I use nvidia's stylegan, which is CC BY-NC, to generate images that then will be part of a dataset used as input of my own ML algorithm, do I infringe the stylegan license if I make a remuneration ...
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