Questions tagged [licensing]

Licensing refers to applying a license to an area of software. Only use this tag if your question concerns the application of a license to an area of interest. If your question concerns a specific license, use the tag that corresponds to your license. For more general questions, use this tag.

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Are all applications directly connected to the project also covered by the GPL?

We use WordPress (GPL license), a child theme of a theme and plugins under GPL and just a few code snippets under the MIT license. The code only runs internally on the server and only provides a paid ...
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Which license can protect a software to be distribute without changes under a different name?

I'm looking for a license that fit in the following points: Software source code will be public so anyone can read it or use it. Anyone can contribute or add modifications to the source code (pull ...
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Use package / package-lock for acknowledgments?

I wanted to create a site with acknowledgements/attributions for all the packages used in my project (that's even required for the MIT licenses). So I thought about using package.json for that purpose....
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can I get rid of the GPL-v3 LICENCE file if I use GPL-v3 licensed code but declare it in `package.json`?

I've been working with a project lately involving the usage of live2d. live2d, however, is licensed under GPLv3, so in my understanding I must include the GPLv3 licence file in my repository. However,...
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Add author to MIT license? [duplicate]

I have forked a git repository where the original author has added a MIT license. The license begins with: Copyright (c) 2017 Original Author Now, I have added some significant contributions to the ...
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Licensing a code based on a research paper

I have recently ran into a research paper which explains a technique of image-processing. Now, the paper just explains the process and is not based on any specific coding-language, but we can say that ...
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How exactly do I comply with open source software under Apache 2.0 if I'm only using some code and not all?

This is my first time posting here and I'm sorry if any of my questions are silly. This is my first time dealing with open source code and licenses. I'm working on a small game engine and I decided to ...
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Common Software License Type for Closed Source but Free Software [closed]

I am considering creating a simple piece of free software, but have no intention of releasing the source code. I am not using any open source components inside the application. Is there a common ...
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Can I use unmodified Grafana as the visualisation component of my commercial service?

In the light of the new AGPL Grafana license, can we still use unmodifed Grafana served as a docker image on cloud as the visualisation component of our commercial service? My understanding so far is ...
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Converting fonts to curves for other companies' drawings: Font Licensing?

We have a server that allows for anyone to do processing on different vector files. One feature we are planning is to allow them to convert SVG's with text elements to paths. In order to do this ...
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If I use a lot of libraries with the exact same license, can I condense the required attributions and notices?

I'm developing a project that happens to use a lot of open-source third-party libraries by different authors. Most of these libraries use the same license (mostly MIT, with the occasional Apache or ...
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Do I have to worry about software dependency licence management?

Does a licence for a product such as Express JS take account of the most onerous licence in its dependencies? We only develop in JavaScript and use NPM for module management; does NPM itself do any ...
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Is it possible to use QT under LGPL for a hardware commercial product?

I am considering using QT for a commercial hardware product. The product will have a Raspberry Pi Compute Module and will run standard Raspberry Pi Linux OS. It will load our application, which will ...
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Arguments for using a FLOSS license

I wrote code for an employer which, I feel, would benefit from being released under a copyleft (e.g. LGPL) or permissive (e.g. MIT) license. The code is of general utility and exists well outside the ...
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How should I format licences to redistribute Apache 2.0-based project?

I want to redistribute the compiled binaries and headers of OpenCV. That means that I'm going to: Download some compiled release from OpenCV's Releases page. Create my own repository which will ...
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Can I use OpenPDF (unmodified) in my commercial application without distributing the source code of my app? [closed]

I am specifically using this library for Android with the awt-android library.
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Are GPL licenses revokable? [duplicate]

I would like to know whether one day, say, Linus Torvalds could change his mind and make the Linux kernel proprietary, or change it to a totally different license? Or is the GPL license irrevokable, ...
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Under which license is Github metadata (repo names, commits metadata…)?

I'm extracting a sub-dataset from the GH Archive dataset. The GH Archive dataset, I quote, "includes material that may be subject to third party rights." In my sub-dataset, I never extract &...
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'Adding' a license to a source-code

How to add a license to a source-code? For example, I have written a piece of code that is very efficient and has many commercial applications. I have published the code on my website, and I want to ...
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Can I use the output of a free for personal use software that requires a license for commercial use in an art project

As the title says, can I use the output, a jpeg image, of a software which states it can be downloaded free of charge for academic, government, nonprofit, and personal use, but which requires a ...
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Are old copies of “mistakenly licensed” OSS still subject to their previous licenses, even after “fixing”?

I want to publish the source of a program which borrows some code from project A. Years ago, A's maintainers forked it from project B (which has no apparent license) and licensed it as MIT. Several ...
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Selling images licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 in game

I am making a game. It is free-to-play. Is it legal to take the top-hat from the Emoji One (v1) icon set licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 and sell it as an in-game cosmetic items? https://iconify.design/...
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What license to choose for an open source project using Highcharts

I have to release a software package on GitHub (or any public repository) that uses Highcharts. Because of this, I am not sure which license to pick for my project. Here is some more information: I ...
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How to properly attribute other's people work on GitHub?

I have an open source project (under GPL license) that has some parts incorporated from other projects (that use MIT and GPL), and one of the provisions of both of these licenses is The above ...
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What filename for a LGPL license for github projects?

When using a LGPL License in a github open-source project, you have the possibility to choose a license in github yourself. When you edit a license file github shows you a button with the text "...
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Grant less restricted license from an AGPL project

I have developed a library which is licensed under AGPL. Before the library was licensed under MIT. I changed to AGPL because some commercial companies did use the library without commiting bugfixes ...
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AGPL, with Apache-2.0 option for non-commercial use

I want to license a project that allows anyone to license it under AGPL-3.0, but with the option to license it under Apache-2.0 for non-commercial use only. Are there any hidden pitfalls I may have ...
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Can I prevent the National Security Agency from using my work?

I am currently working on a research project in a subfield of computer/data science that concerns a topic whose research seems to have worrying correlations with the U.S. National Security Agency due ...
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Can I use the Elastic License 2.0 or is it copyrighted?

Can I use the Elastic License 2.0 for my project or is the text of the license copyrighted? Essentially I want to know if the text of the license is freely available for use?
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Can I change a Mozilla Public License Version 2.0 project I forked to GPL v3?

I forked a Mozilla Public License Version 2.0 licensed app and made some changes. I want to publish the app, but I want anybody who uses my code to have to adhere to GPL v3. Since GPL v3 is more ...
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Should I include the license of packages used for a personal project?

After working on a project in flask, I wondered if I should include as a third-party license, the licenses of the installed packages. To explain myself better... I installed flask and other packages ...
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How to license my wordpress plugin after development under GPL?

I have created a wordpress plugin but I have no knowledge of licensing. I have already read the wordpress article - "Including a Software License" under wordpress plugin handbook. Do I need ...
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What needs to be done to comply with OpenSSL double license?

The OpenSSL double license is available at: https://www.openssl.org/source/license.txt I am not a lawyer and I am not sure whether I am more confused by the license agreement than I am scared of it. I ...
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GoogleSignIn license in my app's licenses list view

I made an app for iOS and before publication I have to make view, where I list all used 3rd party libraries licenses. Unfortunately, I cannot find license for GoogleSignIn SDK for iOS. This package is ...
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CC-BY “inheritance”?

If I distribute an open source software (licensed under MIT or Apache if that matters) that includes/uses a resource that is licensed under CC-BY, and I provide proper attribution. Do users of said ...
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Possibilities to use a GPL-v3 licensed library in a closed-source game

Licensing is absolutely not my topic and I'm currently trying to learn about it while developing my game. I'm trying to implement the espeak-ng library into my game, so I can use it to generate robot ...
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Repository with no license declaration and a single contributor, who isn't the owner [closed]

I am in touch with the one contributor of this project. The owner seems to be absent and there is no license. The only contributor is the developer I am in touch with. Would all of the copyright go to ...
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Freeboard - MIT license vs Pricing reality

I am confused with this product (freeboard) licensing. On their website they specifies pricing: https://freeboard.io/#pricing While on GitHub it says MIT License, ok for Commercial use https://github....
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Section 14 of GPL(v3)

Section 14 of the GPL(v3) states: Revised Versions of this License. The Free Software Foundation may publish revised and/or new versions of the GNU General Public License from time to time. Such new ...
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What does “with modifications” mean in BSD licenses?

All BSD licenses start with the following paragraph: Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: ...
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What is the difference between jdk java net and OpenJDK

I'm fairly new to Java programming and I've recently read this article from Oracle(from September 2018). https://blogs.oracle.com/java-platform-group/oracle-jdk-releases-for-java-11-and-later. What ...
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If I am going to change the name of my open source project, what should I do?

I have been developing an open source project independently before, which is under Apache-2.0 License. With the deepening of development, the function of the project has been enriched, so I plan to ...
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Publishing code on github considered (re)distribution?

I wonder if publishing some code on github is considered a distribution. According to this answer, it seems that it would be : Yes, this is considered redistribution. If not what would? Also, that ...
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Can you use code on GitHub for commercial purposes?

so I want to use the code in GitHub to help with my project, I don't sell the code or others I only need the output for my project. in the readme file, the project is built upon A, and B (other GitHub ...
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Legal Aspects of Illustrations in Open Source Software (MIT License) - Adding Copyright Notice?

It's about an app that was created in a student project (in Germany) and will be soon released in the Google Play Store and also published on GitHub as OSS under the MIT license. The app features ...
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Include licenses of Maven dependencies

Let's say you write a microservice, which includes (API) libraries as Maven dependencies (in compile scope). Then you will only include them in your project; you don't modify them. Additionally you ...
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Partial use of Apache 2.0 licensed code

I am preparing some source codes for a course that I intend to teach at Udemy, which will be paid for. One of the codes I'm writing used a few lines from a Kaggle kernel, which is under the Apache 2.0 ...
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Can I contribute the same source file to two opensource project under two diffrent license? [duplicate]

I have implemented an algorithm and i want to contribute it to two opensource projects, say projectA and projectB. ProjectA uses apache2.0 license, projectB uses gpl license. I want to license code ...
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License requirements for self-contained dotnet (.net) core in embedded linux

I am developing a .net core self-contained application for an embedded linux device. The software is part of the device image and won't be sold standalone nor it is downloadable in binary or source ...
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Do you need to document your changes/modifications to a program under GPLv3?

I heard that you must document all your changes and modifications to a software under the GPLv3. Is this true? If I'm not distributing this software, do I have to document my changes/modifications. ...

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