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Can I use a (modified) LGPL-2.1 library in my MIT-licensed library?

I am developing a Modbus library for use on microcontrollers. Internally, I am using an (apparently) heavily-modified version of libmodbus (slightly-modified from the version that comes with ...
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Sign and distribute unmodified GNU GPLv2, MIT and Apache2 Linux packages

Software component under a custom open-source license requires certain third-party GPLv2, Apache2, and MIT Linux packages: GPLv2 package is not part of the component but is usually used to integrate ...
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If I fork a lib that is MIT / Apache 2.0 dual license, can I change it to CC0 for redistribution?

A lot of our projects are CC0 licensed and I had been researching across the web to find any information regarding the legalities of this, and to retain the original author's moral rights. I have not ...
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MIT License - Can I license part of a repo?

I have a public GitHub repo, with multiple folders containing different plugins. Am I able to license each of those plugins separately, or does the whole repo have to be licensed as one? One of the ...
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Merging parts of another, parallel, fork [MIT]

The situation is following: There is a project (lets call it A), standard MIT licensed but long abandoned. I created a rebranded fork, fully MIT compliant, called B. Another person, lets call him Jack,...
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Can I start my project under MIT, GPLv3 or Apache 2.0 with these components?

I'm newbie in web-development. I want create a project for demo my work skills: GitHub repository with source codes and working application on some hosting service. My project is a single page ...
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Several beginner questions about using MIT-licensed code

Hi, I recently made this website, hosted on Github. (Repo) The website uses multiple MIT-licensed (or similar licenses) 'code': Several SVG icons from Wikimedia commons (Icon 1, Icon 2, Icon 3). Code ...
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GPL: How to “inherit” license from another project?

I'm writing a tool that heavily utilizes Git (without linking against parts of it, or using any of its source files in the code) through the cli interface. I would still like to license it under the ...
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How to use LGPL with embedded firmwares?

I am developing a firmware for embedded devices. The project contains many libraries, plus one main executable that uses all the libraries. Each component is compiled individually. In the final step, ...
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MIT license change own name as copyright holder

If I am the copyright holder of a project licensed under the MIT license, can I change the name in the copyright notice? For example after a name change or changing to/from a pseudonym. Note that (...
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The official node.js deb package repository has no source packages, is it a license breach?

Recently I tried to download the official node.js source debian packages, as described here. For my largest surprise, their source repositories are simply empty (although they are part of their ...
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Explicit linkage of GCC STL source code in end user's code - GPLv3 + GCC runtime exception

My question is related to GPLv3 and GCC runtime exception. I need to include GCC source code in my project. I am an author of an embedded library that is intended to be built using GCC C++ compiler ...
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Translate the text under MIT to CC BY-SA project

There is one "document only" opensource project under MIT license. So it is only text files under Markdown syntax with useful info for people. It is in language A (human language, not ...
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CPOL derivative works limitations

I have downloaded a project from CodeProject, which is bound by the CPOL. I've modified some its files to fix bugs, as well as adding files of my own for other features. I am planning to release my ...
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What is the license for derivative work of a project in MIT with no license file [duplicate]

I have an open source github Library that i need to use for work, however there is no LICENSE file in the repository. The library itself is a derivative work (porting to another language) of a library ...
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Can I create a SVG site containing files with all these licenses?

My site My site is like a gallery of SVG files from different sources, with different licenses. In a way similar to https://www.flaticon.com/. When clicking on an item it will show on a modal together ...
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GitHub Repository with MIT license with one file under GNU license

I have a repository that is licensed under MIT license. The repository is still private, but I want to make it public soon. Nevertheless, there is a file (a Makefile), that is licensed under GNU LGPL ...
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If I use MIT, and I like authors to keep copyright of their patches, does MIT forbid this and do I need them to relicense back their contributions?

I'm reading the C4 explanation and I like many of its directives. http://socialarchitecture.science/c4-deep/ I'm not looking to create a OSS project that aims to be C4 certified. For one reason, I ...
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How correctly specify ReactJS license in my SPA repo and contribute it?

If I understand correctly, ReactJS ships with MIT FB license. I will plan create a repository with code based on using ReactJS as dependency in my SPA. In my app, I want want to use another open-...
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Licensing using c++ strings and cout

I am creating a library for c++ on github. I want to release it under mit license, but several times i use lines of code like: #include <iostream> #include <string> cout << "...
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Have MIT license text to be added if software is just using?

Let's assume that I sell Angular course on Udemy. In this case, I wonder whether I have to add Angular's MIT license text to my course or not. If I have to do this, is it enough to add the license ...
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Is statically linking MIT/X licensed software with a GPLv2 library is illegal?

I am not going to distribute the binary ever. The program or the library is not mine. Will it be a problem?
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Source and jar without dependencies under MIT, runnable jar with dependencies under GPL

Image I would like to develop MIT (or Apache 2.0)-licensed software using an LGPL library. As far as I understand this is allowed as long as I'm distributing the library in a seperate jar file and ...
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What prevents a large company with deep pockets from rebranding my MIT project and killing me off?

I'm planning to start an MIT licensed project for a Web Server like Apache and Nginx, but primarily targeting the Windows Platform. Those that don't understand open source software are calling me ...
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Licensing for a physical product developed from MIT code

I have a developed a Book using outputs from parts of code from a MIT licence repository. Where would I show or put the copyright licence? On the product? Or create a website? Or because it is not ...
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Refund laws in europe and austrailia

I distribute my software for free, under the MIT licence. This says there is no warranty, but in some jurisdictions there is a mandatory warranty https://www.accc.gov.au/business/treating-customers-...
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Can I link a BSD-3 library to an MIT project?

I have an MIT licensed project and I want to use a BSD-3 library as a package. The BSD-3 library will only be used for implementation purposes, so the users of the MIT project will not be able to use ...
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3-clause BSD or MIT license for software that imports numpy and matplotlib?

I wrote a Python script (a .py file) that I'd like to publish and license correctly. My script imports numpy (3-clause BSD) matplotlib.pyplot (Matplotlib license [BSD-compatible]) os and argparse (...
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Can someone fork a MIT-licensed project, distribute the binaries as a paid software, and keep it closed source?

If I license my project with MIT-license, could someone: fork the project and distribute the binaries as a paid software just have a quote of my original license in the Help > About dialog box, as ...
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Does importing a python package in my source code constitute redistribution of that package?

I wish to make a python package I have written publicly available on github as source code. I am being advised that I should add a NOTICE detailing all the third party packages that my code depends on....
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Who will be the copyright owner of a new file in a forked repository on github?

Let's say there is a MIT Licensed repository on github, then by definition all the files that belongs to the repository is owned by the copyright holder of the repository. But if I fork the project ...
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MIT and MS-LPL license compatibility options

My project is MIT licensed and 3rd party code is all either ISC or MIT licensed which are both compatible licenses. I maintain project code licenses per file, that is each source includes a license ...
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Can I mix GPL code with assets modified under different licenses?

I'm currently working on an open source video game and would like to mix licenses within the core project. I would like to: License all source code I write as AGPLv3. License all original assets I ...
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MIT license for non-public use between two parties?

I'm looking for a license to use in a software project that is developed by two parties. The MIT license looks like a good choice because both parties have full rights and few restrictions. Both ...
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What does a web API entails if it's licensed under MIT? Do I have to credit the API if I use it in my app?

I have trouble understanding if a web api must be credited if it's under the MIT license. I'm technically only calling the API so I'm not modify the API code. It seems to my understanding that it is ...
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Can PyQt5 projects use the MIT license?

I maintain a PyQt5 project on GitHub under the MIT license but now I am wondering if I am risking getting in trouble by not making it GPL... This answer makes me think that releasing my own code under ...
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Since some software is open source, can you add a feature you created and use it for your own personal use?

For example, if I want to add a bunch of lines in VS code using a single command and say I'm able to build this feature, can I use this on my version of VS code without the community acceptance?
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How can you check if your dependencies comply to their dependencies' licenses?

Like the top answer of this post says, let's say your project uses library M. M uses the MIT license and has dependencies G and A, which use GPLv2 and Apache2 respectively. As a result, M is not ...
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Proper attribution of 'BSD 3-Clause License' code in a MIT license project [duplicate]

I have a repository on Github that I want to license under the MIT license. I have copy pasted parts of two other projects, one which is under an MIT license, and another which is under a BSD 3-Clause ...
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Releasing code containing MIT library using all right reserved license?

For example, I have code int main() { myFunction(); MitCopyPastedFunction(); } where I have copied a section of code from a MIT licensed library. In this case, i want to release my project ...
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MIT license text as ELF section?

The MIT license says "The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software." where Software refers to the "...
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How do I ensure I am using MIT-licensed code correctly?

This might be silly question but I thought its best I thought I should clear this up. I found this repositoy on Github. It has a MIT license attached to it and I modified this repository according to ...
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MIT license ok if dependent package uses LGPL

I would like to publish my opensource project with an MIT license but was wondering if that is ok given that a dependency (not a direct dependency) seems to have LGPL. These are my python packages ...
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Licences for creating technical writing/documentation - also publishing to Medium/Dev.to

Apologies if this is off topic here. I'm creating a basic technical blog which will contain tutorial/code snippets/project management thoughts, whatever. The idea is to: Host the raw markdown on a ...
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License description for repository that uses a template under MIT license

Assume that I use a template repository on GitHub (e.g., https://github.com/actions/typescript-action), make a tool, and publish it on GitHub under MIT license. However, obviously I need to show the ...
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How to sub-license a modified MIT licensed project as a copyright?

I searched for this question over the internet but with no success. I got a MIT licensed python library and did my modifications to fit my necessities. I want this new version to be a copyright with ...
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Using of library under MIT license with dependency on library under MPL-2.0

We want to use MSGReader library in our project. MSGReader is open-source project under MIT license. MSGReader depends on OpenMcdf library under Mozilla Public License 2.0. Our project is proprietary ...
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Is Microsoft in compliance with MIT license for .Net Core?

I noticed that Microsoft claims to apply an MIT license to their .NET core code, which appears to contain a variance: Copyright (c) .NET Foundation and Contributors Whereas the opensource.org MIT ...
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How are software patches licensed?

Consider the software project dwm by Suckless. The project is clearly licensed under the MIT/X Consortium License, which includes the clause The above copyright notice and this permission notice ...
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Should I translate license to app's language?

I'm developing a totally Persian portable (single .exe) app and want to apply MIT license on it. I included English license text in the help PDF which is embedded in app. Should I translate license ...

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