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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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Risks of using code under a permissive license that could later convert to GPL due to licensor oversight

Consider the following hypothetical situtation. The company C uses the library L under the MIT license to create a distributable binary under proprietary license Later, the author of the library L ...
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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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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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Can I remove payment requirement part of a MIT licensed library

A library I have used has recently introduced a payment requirement, i.e buy a license code and enter it to be able to use the library. The library is however still MIT licensed. Would it be legal to ...
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Can I combine MPL-2.0 along with MIT and AGPL-3.0 within the same project?

I'm developing a new project, which uses the following licenses: ┌───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── │ Package Name License ├───────────...
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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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Can I use part of a MIT-licensed library as training data for an AI that will be used commercially?

Background: I am working on a business to provide support for independent musicians, and I would like to use this and this to essentially copy and paste this information as training data (I’m planning ...
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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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Making it possible to implement a patented algorithm with a MIT licensed library

Accidentally a few weeks ago I've implemented a logic into my MIT licensed public library, which has been patented by someone else some years ago. That library isn't only about that patented logic - ...
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Exact attribution requirements for distributing compiled binaries depending on MIT and/or Apache 2.0 libraries

Consider an executable program whose source is licensed under the MIT and/or Apache 2.0 license and that depends (directly & indirectly) on a number of libraries written by third parties that are ...
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Code licensed by Apache 2.0 license with the AWS SDK for Javascript v3, maybe licensed by other license (MIT)?

I've got a doubt about the AWS Code license, specifically, I've been using fragments of code from the AWS repository for the Javascript SDK v3 interacting with Cognito. In some fragments of code, for ...
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How can I add a license for one file from a github repository?

I would like to use a text file from a GitHub repository that is under MIT License. My repository is private and I'm distributing my software. My question is how can I use this file and put the right ...
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Is HTML-linked content still subject to the CC-BY-SA license?

If someone links to a Github or Gitlab repo in a Stackoverflow post, or a Github or Gitlab gist, is the contained content CC-BY-SA? Let's say I am the sole author of the code on Github/Gitlab? For a ...
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Can I change the content license on my Stackoverflow/Stackexchange posts to something more permissive like MIT?

I was experimenting with Stackoverflow's API requests and I noticed this on my posts: I've mentioned in previous posts that while I respect CC BY-SA 4.0's intentions, I don't like the copyleft ...
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Publishing an application on play store....licenses and royalties doubts

I've built an Android application in Kotlin, and it uses these libraries : ... implementation "androidx.camera:camera-core:${camerax_version}" implementation "androidx.camera:...
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If an MIT licensed repo relicenses to GPL3, is my derived project impacted in any way? [duplicate]

A year ago I participated in a group project to develop a small game for a class. My work involved level generation, and I later reused the code I wrote for the group project in a separate personal ...
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Is there a license like MIT that explicitly forbids the use of AI?

I am aware that the licenses of e.g. code on Github are currently not observed when training AIs and that there are licenses such as AGPL that require the code to be disclosed. But is there already a ...
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Combining material from various different licences under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license [closed]

If I use the material (GLSL code) in a project in which I use MIT licensed material with Resolume-Wire (an object-oriented application based on nodes) in the ISF (GLSL code) import element there, add ...
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What exactly does the MIT license mean by "associated documentation"?

The MIT license text begins with "Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files". What exactly are ...
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Dockerization; licenses of dependencies MIT, GPLv2

I created a program with two dependencies DepA and DepB. DepA is published under GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991 and is called as an external program DepB is published under MIT ...
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Can I relicense an Apache- or -MIT-licensed software to AGPL (Affero General Public License)?

Apache 2.0 is compatible with GPL 3.0, but how about AGPL? Can I relicense any Apache or MIT licensed software to AGPL?
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Regarding the license's condition(MIT, BSD-3...), how to satisfy the condition "License and copyright notice"? [duplicate]

For example, in the laravel project, when I run the command composer i, all the packages which were specified in composer.json will be installed in the vendor folder. As long as each of them already ...
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Can I use a MIT licensed library with an AGPLv3 project? [duplicate]

I'm building a project, that is licensed under AGPLv3. I want to use a few MIT licensed C libraries, but I'm unsure if it's compatible with AGPLv3 or not. Also, I'm not sure if the GPL-compatible ...
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What happens if I don't attribute for a library that has MIT or Apache license?

I develop a commerical app in android studio and in my project I use some libraries that have MIT or Apache license. What could possibly happens if I don't attribute the libraries that I downloaded ...
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If an app is created with libs from different author with MIT license, which one will be applicable?

If an app is created with different library (all MIT) from different authors, than please advise following: Do this app need to include all those licenses in the final binary release ? As the MIT ...
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My code is GPL licensed, can I issue a license to have my code be distributed in a specific MIT licensed project?

If I own a GPL-licensed software that is used as a component in other peoples user-facing software, can I issue a separate license so that my software can be used in a popular MIT licensed project? In ...
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Should I include the MIT licence of a library which I use from a CDN?

I'm using a library in my program and that library has a MIT licence. I don't download the library itself I just use it via a CDN provider. Do I need to include the library's licence? If yes, how ...
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Including portions of MIT and BSD-licensed code in proprietary software [duplicate]

I'd like to include some code from MIT- and BSD-licensed libraries in a proprietary package, but for reasons of performance (and just organising the code better) would like to take portions of the ...
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Can I legally transfer a repository to someone else? (MIT license)

Assume I have a repository with MIT licensed code where I have written the vast majority of the code but several others have made small improvements through pull requests over the years (including ...
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Using MIT license while linking with MIT and LGPLv3

I'm working on a library I would like to license under MIT license (mostly to allow its use in proprietary software). I'm using APIs of two other libraries, one under MIT, other under LGPLv3. I'm just ...
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BSD-3/MIT etc. - How "often" do I need to include the license text?

For instance, the BSD-3 Clause license states: Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/...
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Which license suits best when you want users to contribute to your code and not just take it as free beer

Which License is best suited for my open source project. I am developing a web app (a template like) that has potential use in real life applications but also learning outcomes. I would like people to ...
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Is importing a usage in MIT, ISC, or similar licenses? [duplicate]

Let X be an open-source software that is distributed in source code only, depends on a software Y having MIT/ISC license, but just "imports" it, for example import Y in a Go source, or #...
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Copyright a web page created from a MIT license theme?

I am confused as to how to describe a web page from a theme licensed under the MIT license that I want to modify and use for my own private commercial purposes. I do want to have the copyright on what ...
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How do open source licences affect the incorporation of copyright / trademark logos names in a project?

When a private corporation decides to publish software under a permissive open source licence (for example, the MIT licence) there might still be a desire for that company's name and logo to be ...
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Applicable legal terms when interacting with smart contracts on the Ethereum network

When smart contracts are deployed on the Ethereum network they are operated by multiple anonymous nodes of the network. Assuming that the code of the smart contracts is subject to the MIT license, if ...
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Best way to release a Nuitka-compiled software?

My question would be: If I wrote software in Python and compiled it with Nuitka and would like to publish it under either the GPL v2 or MIT license for others, should I also attach the original .py ...
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How should I license my software if it links statically with glibc?

I have no experience with licensing. I used GitHub to put a license in one of my repositories, which basically uses C. As I didn't want to impose restrictions (the code is a very small utility, I don'...
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Using Tailwind CSS in website

let's say I am using Tailwind CSS (licensed under MIT) in my website by using the npm package "tailwindcss" which on build creates a css file. According to MIT - "The above copyright ...
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Using heroicons in a website

I want to use heroicons which is licensed under MIT in a website. The license states - "The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial ...
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LICENSE text in build folder

When I build my site using create-react-app build, it creates a main.779c7054.js.LICENSE.txt which contains the license texts of the dependencies. In this case I am using Next.js and lets say I am ...
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BY-SA 4.0 Bulk Compatible Other Licenses likes MIT, BSD3

On the CCL official website, it says BY-SA 4.0 is compatible with FAL and GPL 3.0 (one-way only). Then, is it compatible with other licenses such as MIT and BSD licenses? Other license -> BY-SA 4.0 ...
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Understanding the MIT license

I think I still do not completely understand license language, and therefore the MIT license as being concise and very permissive seems to be a good example to learn on. Considering this sentence: &...
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Forking .NET library code (MIT license), how to treat individual file header?

I'm aware MIT license is permissive, I would still like to ask/verify how to proceed with forking code from .NET runtime libraries. Reason to fork: in my specific case, code I'm interested in is ...
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How to put Copyright notice If I use several other code bases (MIT)

If I use piece of code from some other repo which is under MIT licence I can directly use/show their Copyright info in my repo. That part is OK. But what happenes if I get several pieces of code from ...
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Which license I should use for public project?

the brief I want to do "open source" project. In my mind, I would like to : that the code has always the same license even if it is redistributed or sold etc... that the authors and ...
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How would I go about crediting another project who uses the MIT licence, in my project for which I also use the MIT licence

I found an implementation of the RIPEMD160 algorithm on GitHub, which I followed when writing my own implementation. Hence, I personally would consider my work to be a modification/derivative of this ...
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Can the author of an MIT licenced project prevent me from publishing to an App Store

I took an open source project that is published under the MIT License and I want to re-release it on an App Store. (After I updated the SDK and switched from JavaScript to TypeScript). But now the ...
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Can I download one file from GitHub without copying the license?

There is a github repository licensed under the MIT license. Can I download just 1 bash script and use it (execute) without copying the license file somewhere? The script itself doesn't provide any ...
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