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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Attempting to understand CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 followup

As a followup to my earlier question, I'm having trouble understanding the section about derivatives. From About The Licenses concerning CC BY-NC-ND: This license is the most restrictive of our six ...
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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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Is it possible to have an MIT-licensed directory inside an MPL 2.0 repository?

I'm licensing my project under MPL 2.0, but I have a certain directory for utilities that I don't want to be under copyleft. If I put an MIT license in the said directory, can it override the MPL 2.0 ...
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Including design reference implementations with open source program

I am developing an open-source FPGA project that targets multiple FPGA development boards. The project itself is licensed MIT. On one of the targets, the VGA-to-HDMI encoder chip included on the board ...
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What should I do if I am using an Apache License 2.0 library in my android application?

If I am using a library that is licensed under Apache License 2.0, do I need to credit the author in my application? If yes then where exactly in the application (in description of play store or any ...
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How is "GPL-2 | GPL-3" to be interpreted?

A lot of packages in R (and I'm assuming in other languages as well) are licesed as "License: GPL-2 | GPL-3". Others as "GPL (>= 2)" and others as "MIT + file LICENSE"....
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Can a GPL license be converted to Proprietary by the author later?

Can the author of software make it proprietary after making it gpl?
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Licensing pretrained machine learning models

For trained a model I have used training data set covered by BSD license and using a software covered by Apache License 2.0. Now I would like to publish the pretrained model on GitHub. Which license ...
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Attempting to understand CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

I was wondering if I could get clarification on the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence. Suppose if I uploaded to my Github repository a .pdf of a technical book I've written and want to share. According to CC BY-...
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Properly crediting MIT license? [duplicate]

I know there are a million questions about this license but none that I have read have satisfied me. I used react-collapsible in a react project and created a react-collapsible-license.txt file in the ...
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Choice of and conversion between licenses

I have found an article with links to compare license types, but as there are so many, it's still very hard to decide, so I will have to keep reading, but what I hope to find are answers to the ...
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Does using an AGPL 3.0 software via its REST API force to disclose source from calling software? [duplicate]

I'm currently developing a CMMS software. To allow pictures and other documents to be stored, I would like to use an Amazon S3-compatible API. To allow this, I was thinking of using Min.io server ...
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What license should I use for releasing a design system free for everyone to use, adapt, develop etc.?

I have created a new media/format of presenting video, but is not a 'technology' but a concept, a design system. I want to release the idea for free for anyone to develop, use etc. What kind of ...
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What is the difference between Oracle JDK 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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Open sourcing code using SLA0044 libraries (STmicroelectronics license)

I'm writing a program using the STmicroelectronics STM32_USB_Device_Library. I'd like to make this program open source, preferably under a GPL license, though I might consider MIT or BSD. This program ...
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Can an apache-licensed project's trademark be used in a binary of the official source?

The Apache 2.0 license states Trademarks. This License does not grant permission to use the trade names, trademarks, service marks, or product names of the Licensor, except as required for reasonable ...
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Can i use MIT licensed software in my personal product and can i sell my product?

I am thinking about develop my personal software and i will sell it but my question is can i use MIT Open source Licensed software UI template for my personal product and can i sell it on commercially ...
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Is there some kind of software license for an open source but copyrighted program?

Is there some kind of software license for a program that I want to have open source (to gain the trust of the user) but that I do not want to be copied, redistributed, or forged, or used under ...
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Meeting the Boost license requirements

I am looking for a precise answer to the question "how do I fulfill the Boost license requirements when using functions contained in the boost header files and compiled libraries". The Boost ...
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meeting the boost license requirements [duplicate]

I am looking for a precise answer to the question "how do I fulfill the Boost license requirements when using functions contained in the boost header files and compiled libraries". The Boost ...
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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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Is Java (JRE) still free for commercial use?

United States here. I have a client that I would like to build a small suite of Java 8+ applications for to be installed on their office desktops and servers. This requires the Java Runtime ...
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License - register software that using JNA library

I have created a program which uses the JNA (JAVA Native Access) library. Now, I would like to register it under some software license (I have not yet decided which), my question is: Can I register ...
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License to require promotional attribution to the end user

I'm developing a tool that will be distributed as a Rust crate and NPM package over the network, and a program will be running on a public blockchain. I'll be using other Apache 2.0 licensed code. I ...
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Is there a generally accepted "anti-copyleft" clause or license?

I would like to publish code for an application under an open source license like BSD, MIT, or Apache 2 which allows for changes and derivative works to be contributed back to the open source project ...
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Licensing a Javadoc JAR file

What are the commons practices for licensing a Javadoc JAR file? Since the Javadoc is automatically generated, is it legally possible to license it under a project-specific license? Otherwise, how to ...
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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 an open source license to a website with licensed images/names

I have made one site and want to publish on GitHub, though this site has copyrighted images and names. I've searched and found the MPL 2.0 that theoretically will protect this licensed images and ...
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Is Docker (Apache 2.0) compatible with GPLv2 or BSD Licensed projects?

I'm developing a project that includes a section with an implementation on Docker, but Docker is based on Apache 2.0 license. I saw that Apache 2.0 is incompatible with GPLv2 and I want my project to ...
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What happens if I share code online without any licence declaration?

What will the licence of the code be? If this is jurisdiction / country based what is relevant in this case? The place of origin of the poster, the host where the code lives, or the one who tries to ...
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Using GetText (GNU) license in a commercial product (For now SaaS)?

I have a commercial product that will be will be available as a SaaS for now, but later on might be distributed. So for SaaS, using GNU libraries seems like a no issue since there is a loophole, ...
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How to include licenses for packages downloaded with Nuget?

I have a software that uses some MIT and Apache licenses. The source code is not open source and all the third-party software is downloaded from Nuget as a reference (I'm not including the source code ...
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Licensing a library under the MPL

The Mozilla Public License 2.0 is a license that specifically allows you to include source code licensed under it, in any program without restrictions, provided users are given a copy of the MPL-...
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Which license for a project combining MIT libraries and GPL modified files?

I have a website that uses MIT licensed libraries for JavaScript (THREE.js, Chart.js, js-yaml). The librairies are loaded through CDNs so their source files aren't explicitly present in the source ...
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Which licence(s) is Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) using?

I found Automotive Grade Linux , which is an open-source project based on Linux for automotive applications. This (German) news article says that you have to pay money to be a member of AGL. However, ...
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Finding license dependencies from GitHub repo

How can I easily determine a project's dependencies' licenses? For example on my GitHub repo which includes multiple open source softwares.
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How to license a software library using the Apache license?

I made an android library and published it on GitHub as an open source library. Now I want to add the Apache license to it, but I don't know how to apply for the license. How can I get the Apache ...
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Why do I have to accept license agreements for the Android SDK?

When I install Android SDK components, I am prompted to accept an EULA for the components I install. As far as I understand it, the core of Android is under FOSS licenses—the kernel is a fork of the ...
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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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Distribute program with GPLv3 but need a subscription - How can this be made possible?

I am working on a Java framework that I would like to distribute with GPL V3 but as long as users have an active free subscription to certain site. Is it possible to do so ? Clarification - What I am ...
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License that requires attribution to end users?

I'm looking for an open source license that requires attribution to end users. Thus far, I've looked at the MIT license and Apache 2.0. But I am not convinced that they require attribution to end ...
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Can a dataset built upon another have more restrictive license?

I found a dataset built on top of Wikipedia dump, which comes in Huggingface Dataset library. The Wikipedia dump is licensed under CC BY-SA and the Huggingface Dataset is licensed under Apache-2.0, ...
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Requirement to name original library / project when acknowledging

One of the key provisions of most open source licenses is the requirement to reinclude the license text in derived works. For example, the BSD licenses (all forms) say: Copyright <YEAR> <...
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Can I include license text in my project's README and not add a license file?

When I add a license to a project, I usually place it in a file LICENSE.md at the root of my repository. Now, I thought I'd add the license right there in the README.md and not add a LICENSE.md file ...
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How to apply the MIT License to a program including its embedded resource data?

I would like to apply the MIT License to all artifacts of an open source software project, i.e. its full source code, but also its resource data such as graphics or localized string lists that are ...
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How can I properly relicense MIT software to MPL 2.0 properly, while maintaining proper copyright notices

I have a project, it is a Rust one. From my understanding, with the MPL I must put a per-file header. Must I one-by-one add the MPL header to every file (perhaps including TOML files, etc.) or what? ...
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Is License mentioned in README enough [duplicate]

Some discontinued library mentions the MIT license only in their readme: https://github.com/krispenney/FCAlertView Do license mentions in README file without actual LICENSE file mean same in court?
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CC BY-NC-SA "ShareAlike" (source vs binaries)

If I use and adapt a part from the source code of an open-source (Java) project Licensed under CC BY-NC-SA (3.0) into my project : I know the "ShareAlike" requirement means I'll have to ...
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Does the MIT license's right to "sublicense" allow me to change the license of someone else's work?

I understand that, generally speaking, you may not issue a license on a copyrighted work if you do not own the copyright to that work. Licensing is an exclusive right of the copyright holder. Instead, ...
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Do I need to add Flutter and Dart license into the app?

I'm currently programming an app with flutter and have already listed all the licenses I use from the packages on an individual license page in the Settings. The question I am now asking myself is do ...

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