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How does GNU GPL work in a fullstack Android project?

What is the compatibility in terms of license with an API? For example: GPL license from the client side and PHP license from the server side, is it possible? Can the Android application contain ...
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What is the license of the code generated by Android Studio?

I want to know under which license fall the templates generated by Android Studio. The code examples that one can find on the Android development site (provided by Google) is Apache v2 - clearly ...
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Android GPL app that opens a closed source app

Is legal if I edit an open source app with GPL license and make it open source again with GPL license but for doing some tasks it opens another app that is not open source? For example: GPL app ...
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How do I refer to the AOSP specifically, instead of compatible versions of Android, without breaking trademark law?

According to these guidelines, Android™ is a trademark that should only refer to compatible versions of Android as described here. My confusion is that the Android Open Source Project's name contains ...
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Using Apache 2.0 code in my app

I'm finding it hard to understand so I thought maybe I could get a clearer explanation here. I'm currently developing an app. This app is pretty large and sometimes I find myself looking at Github ...
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How do I license my project which is based on Apache 2.0?

I'm working on an app for android. I found this project on GitHub licensed under Apache 2.0. I am planning to make modifications to the project and use it commercially. I am also planning to monetize ...
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How to properly fulfill Apache 2.0 in commercial Android products at Google Play?

Given the plethora of Apache 2.0 libraries used to create many proprietary Android apps, how/where should we refer to the Apache License? Should we mention Apache license at Google Play, presenting a ...
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What's Android license? (If it's not free)

I was wondering since the Linux kernel in Android is under a free license while the other software is under Apache license. In which license we can say Android is? Also, according to the GNU project ...
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Why contribute to Android if it has an Apache license?

Why do commercial firms contribute to Android open source project if they are not bound to. They can build their own version of android and use it with their products under any license. Samsung uses ...
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Do I have to attribute licenses of all the libraries of the same project?

Let's say I use Jersey Inject, Jersey Container Jetty HTTP, Jersey Container Servlet Core for the backend of my Android App. In the "Open Source Libraries" section, do I have to mention them all ...
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Publishing Open Source Software without disclosing a libraries API key

I am working on a project which I plan to opensource. The app will use a crash detection library which to initialise requires an API key and app key in order to initialise and send th crash data to ...
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Maintaining old Android app under GPLv3

I want to change an old Android app that is under GPLv3. I will do some refactoring of existing code, add some new functionalities and publish it as commercial app. What part of code I must publish ...
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Can I set my android app as paid which uses Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License IMAGES?

I am have some images which has following license: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License Using these images I am going to make an Android app and sell it via Google play ...
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Do I need to include license files/info from android ndk toolchain into my library?

So I have a native library for Android that is built with ndk17. Do I need to include license information from android toolchain with my library package?
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Correct way to license third party software for Android apps

I am an Android developer. In my project (app) I use third party software (ex: Glide image loader library) to save some time and improve my app performance. Now I read this and I was able to ...
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Why do I have to accept license agreements for the Android SDK?

When I install Android SDK components, I am prompted to accept an EULA for the components I install. As far as I understand it, the core of Android is under FOSS licenses—the kernel is a fork of the ...
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Does the android license allow handset manufacturers to build an OS that is proprietary?

Does the Android license, being Apache license, permit others to develop their own versions of Android and license them as proprietary? As far as I understand, the Linux kernel on which Android is ...
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Push notifications for Android 8 open source app

I am developing an open source Android app that has push notifications. If I understand https://developer.android.com/about/versions/oreo/background#services correctly, Android 8 forces me to use ...
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How to build android health application via free open source commuity

We are looking to build a platform on the Android health and health website, which is similar to the examples of Lybrate or Medshr. It's actually an environment like the Instagram app with some ...
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Monetizing app using GPLv3 source code

I need general advice: I have an android app that currently relies heavily on GPLv3 source code. I have never published any app and I'm a bit rusty within android as my day job is programming in a ...
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License for Android NDK toolchain

Cite from https://source.android.com/license The preferred license for AOSP is the Apache Software License, Version 2.0 ("Apache 2.0"), and the majority of the Android software is licensed with ...
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Are android studio drawable resources royalty free?

Android studio offers many different drawables for free for developers. I was wondering what the restrictions are, if any, to use them in published applications.
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Why is Android frequently taunted as “evil” in the FOSS community?

I keep reading frequent statements to the effect that, in terms of FOSS, Android is “evil”. Most of these are rather unspecific and do not really elaborate (example here). Now I am wondering if there ...
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use fabric.io crashlytics in gpl android app

fabric.io Crashlytics is a service for watching number of daily users, log of crashs and ... . Can I use fabric.io Crashlytics in GPL Android app? If the answer is yes, should I publish the API key ...
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I want to make an Android app like Calm/ Meditation Music/ Study Music. May I use their sound? [closed]

Can I use their sound in my app? Is there any way I can use their sound and not violate copyright?