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Removing the statement "Powered by" under GPLv3

I would like to know, if I can remove the statement "Powered by GrandNode" from the footer, where GrandNode published under the license GPLv3. Here is the official website: https://grandnode....
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Splitting LGPL License into certain folders/files

So my project tree is Root: Client Java Server C LICENCE README.md and I licensed it under LGPL v2.1, so my question is, Is it possible to put the LICENCE inside Server/C and inside Client/Java (...
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My app uses multiple 3rd party libraries. How can I handle their licensing obligations?

Let's say my application is main.py. And it imports 3 libraries and uses their functions. Library A is BSD licensed. Library B is MIT lisenced. Library C is Apache 2.0 lisenced. Which license files do ...
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Licensing of transitive packages [duplicate]

I have created an C# appliaction, now and want to distribute it. My application uses some Nuget-packages where each package again references some other packages (transitive packages). As far as i ...
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Is it possible to use library as private confidential in GPL 3.0 Project

I have a project (for context it's Android) that is GPL 3.0 License and wants to append a library as a private non-license or MIT Personal License. Is it possible to achieve that without violating the ...
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How to use licensed sample code

Specifically interested in architecture-samples and architecture-templates. Seems like they're fairly stripped down stuff, whose express purpose is to be reused, started from, modified etc. Likely ...
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License choice for a multi-platform C application

I'm trying to understand how OS licensing works for C applications. I developed an application which makes use of the following header files: errno.h getopt.h inttypes.h signal.h stdbool.h stddef.h ...
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RHEL9 - Can I use RHEL 9 with just the GPL license or do I need to get a subscription

Could someone clarify the licensing requirements for RHEL9? Can I use RHEL 9 with just the GPL license or do I need to get a subscription? I'm using the ISO and some packages from the EPEL repository....
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AGPLv3 license notice adding to each file

So I have added code licensed under AGPLv3 license to my own project. Licensed my own project under AGPLv3 and noticed that there are no code file with license notice included only AGPLv3 license file....
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Question about AGPLv3. How to state that I modified source code?

So here is what I want to know. As one Project's code I added to my own uses AGPLv3 license i licensed my own Project as AGPLv3 but there is such a step as "Conveying Modified Source Versions&...
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Where to provide a link to the repository in the distributed software?

I have a hosted OS project that uses the MIT license attributed to my user name. I also provide packaged releases of the software for convenience (so users don't need to build and package locally). ...
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Can I use GPL 3.0 license project as library to my private project with MIT license

I'm working on a private project and considering integrating a library that is licensed under the GPL 3.0 (GNU General Public License version 3.0). However, my project itself is licensed under the MIT ...
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ExtJs GPL license deprecated

I just received the following e-mail from Sencha: Hi, We are proactively reaching out to people who have downloaded the GPL version of Ext JS to remind them of the proper use of the license. We are ...
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Do I need permissions to list companies using my library?

I'm maintaining an open-source library, which uses the MIT license. From contributions on GitHub and other discussions, I know of a few companies that use (or at least used) my library. The MIT ...
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Implicit licensing when contributing to an open source project

Imagine I fork a MIT licensed project on GitHub, make some changes and submit a Pull Request (PR). I own the copyright of my changes. The PR is accepted. A few years later, someone uses the software ...
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Usage of figures found in a online manual under LGPL 2.1 inside a thesis

I'm writing my PhD thesis and inside that I've used some screenshot that I found inside the online documentation, only to show the purpose and some functionalities of the software. I'm talking about ...
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How to open-source code for an ebook-style iOS Qt app but retain control of the content? [duplicate]

Years ago (whenever Qt 5.7 was current), as a contractor I developed a closed source tablet app for a company with (at the time) a commercial license for Qt (they assigned me a license seat). The app ...
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Using a FOSS license for binaries created in a hex editor

For about a year and a half, I have been working on a creating series of minimal ELF executables that print terminal control escape sequences to clear the screen. My workflow is a bit backwards - ...
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Does GPLv2 allow to charge an unlimited amount as fee for copy transfer?

GPLv2 terms state the following (see below). But does this means to be able to charge an unlimited amount for copy transfer (it may be object code) and the limitation not to exceed distribution fees ...
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Correct license for dataset if source data has different licenses

I want to create a new dataset which I want to publish on e.g. Hugging Face. I plan to have multiple versions with different licenses, depending on which data I used. I now wondered whether I can ...
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Can one of several heirs of a copyright release it under a Creative Commons license, and if so, how?

Alice created a work and died without publishing it. Bob and Charlie jointly inherited the copyright. All three live(d) in the United States. Bob wants to publish the work under a Creative Commons ...
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When updating a package version, what should the license year be?

When creating a new R package version under an existing MIT licence, should the year be [creation_year], [current_year] or [creation_year - current_year]?
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PySimpleGUI, until now, has been distributed under the GPLV3, but just became a subscription model. How does that work?

PySimpleGUI, a GUI framework for Python, has previously been published under the LGPLv3. They just announced that they are changing to a subscription model with PysimpleGUI 5, and that previous ...
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AGPLv3 version of itext

We have a web application (for internal users) using free version of AGPLv3. The web application is NOT a commercial application. Do we need to use commercial license instead of free version?
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Someone wants to contribute code with a copyright notice. Should I be concerned?

I maintain a parser combinator library called Parjs, licensed under the MIT license. I’ve received a PR that contains a copyright notice by Oracle. I was under the impression that whoever contributes ...
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Github Public Repo License [duplicate]

I'm building a software which is publicly hosted on GitHub. Its deployed on Play Store as well. I have a few contributory pull requests, but im concerned over possible legal complications over a long ...
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If someone used my open source (MIT license) project's logo and name to create their website/service, is it allowed?

I am the maintainer of a open source project Uptime Kuma (https://github.com/louislam/uptime-kuma), The project is under MIT license. Generally, for most cases, I don't mind how people used my ...
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How to find licensing information on EU-funded projects?

How can I find-out the licensing information on a product that's funded by the EU? For example, enormous amounts of research has been published about the "Euro Trough" -- a linear parabolic ...
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Using SoX requires commercial license

I'm building a Linux embedded OS usingYocto in which I have to include SoX to perform downsampling of .wav files. SoX is under GPL or LGPL license (the downsampling function I use is under LGPL) When ...
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Open Hardware: Why does it Exist if you can License Hardware Under Standard Open Source License? [duplicate]

I was looking into publishing some hardware I designed. I began to look into the world of Open Hardware License(s) and discovered the closest to the GNU GPL TAPR and CERN (strong copyleft). And ...
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What are the proper terms for those types of software combinations?

I am writing a python app and I am using external open source dependencies in 2 different ways: A) standard import B) calling an executable as a subprocess What is the proper language to refer to such ...
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What if I don't open-source my code after using a copyleft public repo?

I plan to build an app based on a public repo with a copyleft license (AGPL-3.0 license). I don't want to open-source my own code (my own code will just server and front-end code, which are built on ...
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Python Commercial Use of Software Licensing Compliance

I have a Flask application that is being sold to a client. I remain in control of the source code, and it is a private repo. I wanted to ensure I was not violating License Agreements, and ran a tool ...
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How to comply with MIT licenses for third-party libraries in my GitHub project? [duplicate]

I am planning to upload a project to GitHub, which I will later host on a web hosting service solely for the purpose of having a project in my portfolio. I am using the following third-party libraries ...
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Patent encumbrances on Falcon?

Does anyone have any hard evidence what exactly are the terms and conditions of the patent license that Dr. Whyte / OnBoard Security has pledged to provide to any prospective implementers of the ...
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Is it allowed to statically link to a library licensed under Eclipse Public License 2.0 without publishing the source code of linked software?

Let's say I've developed a library and licensed it under EPL 2.0. If somebody statically links his/her software to my library, is that software considered a derivative/modified work? Does s/he has to ...
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GPLv3 use in commercially sold embedded system

I have a question about GPLv3 usage in a commercially sold embedded system. The product sold uses a Raspberry Pi under the cover, and in the users manual provided it does mention the use of GPLv3 ...
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Is it legal to change the file names of wkhtmltopdf source

I am creating a library by building source of wkhtmltopdf which is having a LGPLv3 license. Is it legal to change the file names of wkhtmltopdf source used in my library ? My library will be ...
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Convert BSD-3 license project with own modification added to Elastic license

What should be considered to make an original project released under BSD-3 license, added modifications (many things changed) to Elastic License 2.0, at least for the changed parts? I assume I will ...
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Python packages and their license in the binary program [duplicate]

I am writing a program in Python that currently uses several different packages, mainly BSD licenses, e.g. Pandas, NumPy, etc. The finished program is distributed in the form of an .exe file. My ...
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Is the GNU All-Permissive License suitable for source code?

Text of the GNU All-Permissive License (also known as the "FSF All Permissive License"): Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification, are permitted in any medium ...
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Can I use blazor (MIT) and mysql community (GPL) for commercial purposes? [closed]

If I sell my program in blazor and use mysql community for the data layer... my blazor program would be under the GPL?, that is, would I have to deliver my source code of my blazor made in program?
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Do EUPL-1.2 license violations have to be disputed in an EU court?

Section 14 of the EUPL-1.2 states: Jurisdiction Without prejudice to specific agreement between parties, — any litigation resulting from the interpretation of this License, arising between the ...
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Locking myself from ever changing license

Is there any way, that I can lock myself from ever changing the repository license to non open-source one? These is this trend with open-source companies, that once they gain enough press, and enough ...
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Short Weak Copyleft Software License

Is there a short weak (or strong) copyleft license? I like the GPL v3. The way that all its different sections interlock is quite poetic. However, this beauty comes at the cost of it being near ...
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How do I properly put third-party dependencies under MIT on my copyright notice for a published MacOS app on the App Store?

If IconCast is the name of a close-sourced app I'm publishing that makes money, and AppIconSetGen, an open source library under the MIT license made by someone else that I made some changes to (which ...
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Creating new functionallity for an existing project under MPL 1.1

I am currently developing a new functionality for an existing open-source project on GitHub (FusionPBX), and I have a question regarding licensing. The original project contains files with the ...
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Is it possible to use AGPL with Go?

Is it possible to license Go source code using the AGPL? Every Go program gets linked statically with the Go runtime, which does not use the AGPL. Is this allowed to use the AGPL for my own code and ...
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Need Help Choosing a FOSS License for a Swift Package With Specific Requirements [duplicate]

Stack Overflow community! I'm working on a Swift package and am having some trouble deciding which FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) license to use. I have specific requirements and am hoping ...
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Open code, closed repo?

Has anyone tried to separately license their repository (e.g. Git) from the code that it holds? How did it go? (Sorry about the open-ended nature of the question.) Corollary to this question: what is ...
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