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Questions tagged [attribution]

Questions about how to correctly attribute the authors of works in derived works

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How do I cite MIT licensed software in a research publication?

I have found code provided on GitHub under an MIT license. I have modified the code to be useful for my application. In order to give proper credit to the original author/developer, how can I provide ...
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How to license programming assignments permissively, while preventing solutions from being published?

I have created a few practical programming assignments for a bachelor's course in computer science, which I'm quite proud of. I'd love for my work to be used anywhere, and for any future teachers or ...
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Attribution when using CC BY content in video

Just want to be clear about requirements when using content labelled as CC BY. In general this means that some form of attribution is required. In my case it is a custom (Open Source) MakeHuman model ...
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What are my license (or giving-credit) obligations regarding open source software?

We're using a number of open source libraries in our software. They all fall under one of the following 3 licenses: MIT License Apache License 2.0 BSD 3-Clause License These are all very liberal ...
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How to add Firebase API's licence into our app?

Like many other apps, whenever our app uses a third-party library, we add its licence to a page in our app displaying all third-party licences, be the licence MIT or Apache. Recently, we have added ...
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Can I relax the attribution requirement for my CC licensed work? How?

I have published my CC-licensed work on a web page (CC BY 4.0, but it could be any CC license with a BY clause). I want to encourage re-use by making it clear how to attribute my work. In fact, I want ...
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License that requires to show watermark on video generated by the software? [closed]

I am currently part of the development of an 'engine' that generates a video out of a MIDI file and includes special effects. We would like to make the code open-source, but we need a kind of license ...
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LGPL 2.1. Attributions required?

I'm about to release my LGPL 2.1 licensed java/maven project where I have a dependency to a 3rd party jar also licensed under LGPL 2.1. I've also copied and modified some of the 3rd party project into ...
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Can I require client-side attributon on a AGPL-3.0 web application which is based on a CC-BY-SA 4.0 mockup I created?

I created a mockup for a web application design using a vector graphics program (Inkscape). I then licensed that design under CC-BY-SA 4.0. Next, I created a Python web application containing lots of ...
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What does “user-visible display” in RPL mean?

I do not quite understand what "user-visible display" in the following sentence in RPL (https://opensource.org/licenses/RPL-1.5) means: d. User-Visible Attribution. You must duplicate any notice ...
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LGPL 2.1 snippet copyright attribution

I want to use portions of code from the FFMPEG library to provide screen capture function for a commercial application I'm writing. I do understand I need to make a shared library out of the function ...
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License that prohibits attribution on derivatives?

I don't need this but still would be very interested in an answer. Is there any license in this vein? © year my name No warranty You may distrubute exact copies You may distribute modified ...
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What is Proper Attribution for Non-code Resources (Academic papers, etc) in OSS?

What is considered the proper way to attribute or acknowledge non-code non-software resources from which part of a piece of software could be considered to be derived (when intending to release the ...
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Releasing to the public domain fragments of permissive licensed code

I want to release to the public domain a software project that copies verbatim (with minor formatting) one function from another project licensed with a permissive license (this one): Copying and ...
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Open Source license that needs to include reference to original work and author

Open Source licences are hard to read and understand for non-native English speakers because it sounds more like a constitutional text (at least I'm having problems to understand them and that's why I ...
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Removing copyright from the footer of a website theme

I have a WordPress theme developed by GoDaddy (license: GPL-2.0). The footer of all pages has this copyright: Primer WordPress theme by GoDaddy. I want to remove it, is it allowed? I have made ...
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Guidelines for licensing and attribution for code from an article/blog post

I am following a series of programming articles. In order to understand them better, I type in the code examples and play around with them - sometimes I change the code, sometimes I don't. I also like ...
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Where do I mention copyright when using BSD-licensed open source code?

From the BSD license: Copyright (c) , All rights reserved. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. I'm ...
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Is it still necessary to attribute MIT code if it has been modified?

If I take MIT licensed code, modify it, then use the modified code, is it still neccesary to attribute it to the original author? Does this change if the project using the modified code is licensed ...
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Attribution for a “2nd generation” derivative work

How do you deal with attribution of a work that is derived from a work that is itself derived from an original work protected under CC BY-SA? And while we're at it, let's push it further: Let's call ...
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Using information from MIT licensed code

I'm currently developing an editor that will implement syntax highlighter for a rather specialized language. I had already found a vim highlighting file that I rather liked the style of, and while I ...
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Where would I give credit to an MIT licensed project, in an iOS app?

I would like to include a pod that I found on cocoa pods and its an animation of a button. It is licensed under MIT licence: https://cocoapods.org/pods/DynamicButton In the licence it states: ...
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Open source project from an idea at my job

I've recently used https://github.com/ARCANEDEV/SEO-Helper to build a SEO Bundle for Symfony 2.8 at my company. It was a bit painful as the Symfony standards weren't followed by ARCANEDEV (it's a ...
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Is there a license that both provides patent protection and does not require attribution?

Looking at https://choosealicense.com/appendix/, we can see that there are a number of licenses that provide patent troll protection, and there are also a few licenses that that do not require ...
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Best open source license to preserve author credit?

We have a few library plugins that we want to open source on GitHub, but we want to preserve the author credit for us when our libraries are used by others. I see a lot of different open source ...
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MIT license ambiguity about copyright?

I asked this question in softwareengineering.stackexchange.com but it was pointed out to me that it is better suited to be posted here. I deleted the original thread in the other subforum. So the ...
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What exactly does “attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor” mean in case of CC-BY-SA

In case I'm about to use an image from Wikimedia Commons (like https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sa-warthog.jpg for example), what exactly does attribute the work in the manner specified by ...
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What are the attribution requirements of the AGPL license?

I'm currently looking at implementing a file sharing solution for a customer. I'd like to base it on one of the many currently-available solutions, many of which are AGPL licensed. However, I've ...
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Should you give attributions to the libraries your library uses?

Let's say I use a x-library which I've found in GitHub and it uses MIT license. Sure, I could give attribution to it in my apps in the About > Licenses page. But what about the libraries that x-...
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Free Art License Proper Method Of Attribution For An Image

I am working on an (as of yet) small project, a wallpaper generator that overlays SVG images like stencils on solid backgrounds, and I am unsure of how to properly go about licensing the art (largely ...
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Does GPLv3 require attribution?

I believe that GNU GPLv3 does not require attribution, but can be supplemented to do so, as stated in the additional terms (7. b) of the terms and conditions. However, it also states, under the ...
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Multi level license attribution problem

Consider a scenario with three products. X, A and B: X belongs to my company and is not open source. A is also not open source, but they have free version and paid version with different licenses. B ...
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Which author/copyright holder “type” is allowed in the MIT license? Pseudonym, Company name, …?

In many licenses you have to (or can?) state who is the author of the project, which is the one who "owns" the intellectual property (= the copyright holder). In the MIT license it e.g. is said like ...
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How does contributing to a FLOSS project work from a legal perspective?

Some points I know: Contributors own copyright over their contributions, which means the author (= the owner of the repo and original author) cannot re-license the code (= change the license of the ...
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Should I cite anything in my app for public domain/license?

I am soon launching an android app that uses some code and apis from other other developers or public domain etc, I believe they all have a public domain or similar public license. https://github....
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How to properly give attribution for an email template?

I'd like to use an email template licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, specifically MailChimp's Email Blueprints. The license states that attribution must be ...
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Meaning of Attribution in CC BY 3.0 for a JavaScript library

I come across a JavaScript library which is licensed under the CC BY 3.0 (US) license. The only restrictions of the license is Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the ...
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Giving attribution to tutorial

If I want to use the code from this Point Cloud tutorial (or similar) in a commercial program, do I have to attribute to the author? Although PCL is licensed with the BSD license (so no problem), the ...
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Proper way of mentioning credits to other open source tools used in my application

I am planning to publish an open source tool at github under MIT license. This tool itself uses another tool published at codeplex under Ms-Pl license. What is the proper way of giving appropriate ...
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Why do almost all open source licenses require attribution?

Almost all popular open source licenses require derivative works to give attribution to the original author(s). The only exceptions I'm aware of are the nearly-public-domains ones (CC0, WTFPL, ...
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How do I attribute authors if I don't know their real names?

I want to write an R package and release on CRAN. But I have concerns about legal issues: licensing and authorship/ownership. Code of some functions in the package will be derived from or based on ...
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How should a codebase's original author be credited after they've transferred ownership of it?

A repository owner on GitHub transferred me ownership of a project he abandoned some time ago. I noticed the year in the license file is outdated (2014), and the original author's name is still ...
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When to list contributors

Many projects have a list of contributors, either as a platform-agnostic AUTHORS text file, or in some way included in the project description metadata of the programming framework in use. When should ...
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What is considered proper attribution for a deleted Stack Exchange post?

When a creator posts content to any Stack Exchange site, they grant Stack Exchange a Creative Commons Attribute Share-Alike license to use (and display and share) the content. This is irrevocable - ...
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Is it possible to stop the removal/modification of my project's logo?

I am working on open source tool for which I want users to not remove or change product logo. Is this possible? I had originally asked my question here at Stack Overflow but it was recommended that I ...
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Can I take a few classes out of a library and use it in my project or should I always use the entire library?

Let's say I need a piece of functionality and there is a library on GitHub, licensed under Apache 2.0, that provides that funcionality. There are a couple of use cases that can occur that I would ...
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Creating a new repository based on an old one

I would like to fork a repository on GitHub (let's call this A) so that I can modify a few things. If I were to try and make a pull request, I don't think it would be merged as they changed the focus ...
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What firebase license should I include in my app?

I am using the library: com.firebase:firebase-client-android:2.4.0 Firebase in my app. The library belongs this site: Firebase My doubt is whether I have to include some license from firebase like ...
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Author Credits for certain licenses [closed]

All I want to know is what licensing allows me, the program author, to keep "author credits"(so no one can rip me off), and make all software created from this program to remain free (like Ruby ...
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When using libraries taken from Github, where should I put the Apache license?

I downloaded few source codes for android from here. From what I see this website doesn't state the license of these source codes anywhere, although the title say free code game and it says open ...