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Is Debian violating the license requirements for this project's dependencies?

It is my understanding that when an executable program that depends (directly or indirectly) on libraries licensed under MIT and/or Apache 2.0 is compiled into a statically-linked binary that is then ...
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Are aggregate licensing terms legal?

A website lists numerous aggregate clauses for systems that include open source software: In effect, rather than list the individual components ...
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What is the license of libc6:2.28-10 on debian (buster)?

I have containerized an application that runs on .Net Core. The official page says, .Net Core needs libc6 as its dependency when run on Debian OS, so I have explored its license to pass my company's ...
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Do I have to pay for Linux and Browser on commercial hardware product?

We planned to build a machine with integrated Raspi running on Raspian Buster. To control the machine we developed a web-based software using .net core 5.0, no part of the software is GPL-ed If we ...
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Debian packaging a GPL software with CC0 and public domain sounds

I want to submit to Debian a software licensed under GPL3. However, the software bundles various sound tracks released under different licenses (mostly CC0, CC BY, Public Domain). Does Debian policy ...
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If I install a proprietary hardware driver onto my Debian system, do I then lose the right to run it for any purpose?

Does installing proprietary hardware drivers onto a Debian system disable my right to run/use it for any purpose? Or, as an example, can Debian be used to prepare paid Linux courses if proprietary ...
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How to initiate a more simple deb package management workflow in the opensource community? [closed]

Most debian-based Linux distributions are using a quite complex package development workflow. In my experience, it is at least so complex than all the commonly used technologies today for professional ...
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Debian packaging ... is licensed under the GPL version 3 in copyrights file

On Ubuntu I see for many packages copyright file under /usr/share/doc/%PKG_NAME%/. In the file of some of those packages, I see the following at the end of the file (protobuf, which looks like BSD (...
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