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Different OSS license for LaTeX project source and code listings

I am currently writing a technical document with various code listings and diagrams. I would like to release the actual text under the GNU-FDL license, while keeping the code listings under GNU-GPL V3....
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Writing a book using LaTeX Project Public License

I am currently writing a book using this Latex Template licensed under The LaTeX Project Public License. Can I print and ...
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How can I denote content not covered under Creative Commons?

This Creative Commons Wiki page says of the embedded license: "you might specify what 'work' you're talking about" and gives the example of prefacing the license with "Except where ...
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An open-source license that seems impossible to comply with

I am a math professor, and I'm considering pushing my department to adopt OpenStax textbooks. These are free, and the website says that they are offered under the CC BY-NC-SA license. However, the ...
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Writing a book that contains Apache-2.0 licensed code snippets

If I want to write a book that contains code examples and snippets but also entire algorithms from an Apache-2.0 licensed source, what do I have to do to comply with the licensing terms? Apache 2.0 ...
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Can I use a CC BY-SA 4.0 Picture in my CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Book?

With proper references and credits. Edit: I am using couple of pictures, one as an e-book cover and the rest for decorating the head of various chapters. The pictures are insignificant for the ...
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Simple 1-Paragraph Book License?

I would like to release a book under a simple license. The GPL license is quite intimidating for non-lawyers and way too long. TL;DNR. In spirit, I want something like: The author and title must ...
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Appropriate license for songbook shared with friends

I am planning to write a songbook (LaTex, Lilypond) of christmas/seasonal songs and am looking for the right license to pick. Some parameters of the project: The book currently is planned with songs ...
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How can I use programming documentation without infringing copyright?

I have a really hard time understanding how can I use copyrighted programming documentation, tutorials, articles, blogs, etc. presented as text or video, without infringing copyright? I will explain ...
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What license can I use for source code in an (e)book, that does not restrict binary distribution?

I'm writing an eBook (perhaps to be published physically one day) on the topic of programming. As such, it contains many coding samples. I want to expressly allow readers to copy the source code of ...
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Copyright expiration and public domain of books [closed]

The post is actually migrated. I have been looking that many books published with copyright notice like: Copyright © by [abc] publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be ...
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