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How to update GPL licensed software distributed to a customer without providing the source code on each update?

This question extends my last question about 'How to comply with the GPL when providing auto updates'. Problem description: I want to distribute a Debian VM with Debian based docker containers, so ...
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How to comply with the GPL when providing auto updates?

Problem description: I want to distribute a Debian VM with Debian based docker containers, so far I would just extract the entire source code after the VM is configured and provide the source code on ...
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Is using LGPL 1.2 or EPL 1.0 licensed jar allowed in proprietary software in Docker?

I am creating a proprietary java application which uses some open source jars licensed with LGPL 2.1 or EPL 1.0. I am deploying the application in docker container with all jars inside it. Is there ...
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Docker does not give source deb repositories, is it okay?

The docker sources are reachable on various places (mainly, GitHub). There are also many package repositories to download docker, these are hosted mainly by themselves. However, they have no source ...
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How does Linux with pre-installed binaries comply with binary redistribution license clause?

If I download Linux that comes with a pre-installed program in a binary form licensed under, let's say, BSD 2-clause, how does it comply with the following: Redistributions in binary form must ...
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Can the wordpress docker files and every software it installs be used for commercial purpose?

The WordPress docker files installs many software including WordPress, PHP, some php extensions and it also uses php docker file such as php:5.6-apache which installs many software for it to run. My ...
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Can I deploy a docker-compose.yml that uses MySQL commercially?

As far as I know, I can sell to one of my clients a PHP web service that connects to a MySQL server that I host without making my PHP sources open source. This is because the PHP code only connects to ...
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License for docker images?

My question is explicitly not about the software in Docker images (that should be quite obvious) but about bundling open source software as docker images (-> Dockerfile + build / packing scripts + ...
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Is selling a cloud service based on a Docker image considered distribution from GPL's viewpoint?

I have read some topics about GPL, Docker images and distribution. As far as I understand you have to provide the source code of all GPL licensed programs within a Docker image but not your own ...
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Will there be any obligation if I distribute GPLv3-licensed software inside the Docker container?

I have a GPLv3 code inside the container which I am planning to distribute. I also have a proprietary code in the same hardware where the GPLv3 code inside the container runs. Does this mean I have ...
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Is Docker still free and open source?

Docker recently introduced the Moby project, which Docker is now based on, and which is free software (Apache 2.0). But the instructions to install Docker CE don't mention Moby at all, and they don't ...
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Distributing commercial Docker container image with openjdk:8-jdk

I am building a docker image with the following dockerfile and then pushing it to an AWS ECR repository: FROM openjdk:8-jdk RUN ["mkdir", "/opt/mycompany"] COPY ["myapp.war/", "/opt/mycompany/myapp....
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GPL license and Docker image images [duplicate]

I am confused about how compiled executables are licensed vs the source code that built it. I'm in the situation where I am creating a Docker image of my application. My application itself and the ...
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Custom docker images from official images license

This is a question regarding commercial use of customized offical docker images (like RabbitMQ, ELK etc.). Are there any restrictions or limitations, for example if I code run scripts for RabbitMQ or ...
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Why is Docker so popular? [closed]

Docker is a rather popular open source project. Yet the problems it is solving (around code isolation and environment reproducibility) are not new and have been solved before with many other ...
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Are all docker images free (i.e. GPL)?

Looking at the GPLv2 FAQ. I'd like to incorporate GPL-covered software in my proprietary system. Can I do this?. Since, any typical Linux distribution base image contains a variety of GPL-licensed ...