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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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Is it ok to use React Navigation Stack/Drawer in your app when its dependency (@react-native-community/masked-view) does not have a license file?

I would like to use React Navigation in my React Native app which I would like to distribute in the Google Play Store. Both Stack and Drawer implementations of React Navigation have MIT licenses with ...
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Mattermost License

I don't understand this: Mattermost Licensing SOFTWARE LICENSING You are licensed to use compiled versions of the Mattermost platform produced by Mattermost, Inc. under an MIT LICENSE See MIT-...
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Using MIT license for commercial purpose

I am interested in using this (https://github.com/awaragi/prometheus-mssql-exporter) software within our organisation. This repository has an MIT license. I would like to clone this repository to my ...
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How to tell which parts of code are under MIT license?

I am building a javascript application that will be sold commercially with a non-free EULA. I used small sections of code from an MIT licensed project, so I understand I need to include the MIT ...
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Distributing LGPL library (OpenAL) as part of the MIT licensed game engine

Background: I'm writing a game engine (a set of libraries actually) that simplifies game development with C# language (OK it is yet another game engine :). My plan is to make it as free as possible. ...
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Source-only distribution of MIT-licensed project which depends on GPL library

I'm trying to understand exactly when a work becomes a "derivative work," and how it affects licensing of my project. In my situation, we have a scientific code that we have written which is ...
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Adding AGPL patches to a Software with APACHE2 or MIT License

I am interested in creating a fork of an abandoned software. The software which is no longer maintained is release under the terms of Apache 2 license. Am I allowed to create my patches under a less ...
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Using one source code file from other project with different license type

I want to use one source code file from other open source project which is licensed under GPL3. That source code will be used to perform a single task in my project. My entire project is licensed ...
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Using different licenses for different branches of the same repository

I have a Git repository with a medium-sized project on GitHub. Since there are some components depending on GPL libraries, the repository is currently also licensed under the GPL. However, the GPL-...
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Adding condition of giving a url to the original work to MIT license

I wand to share my code under MIT license on github, my question is: can I add a condition to the license that makes anyone who uses my code include copyright notice along with a url to my original ...
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license of MIT license text?

Under which license is the license text of the MIT license itself distributed? If I make a new license based on the MIT license (a derivative work) and call it differently, am I allowed to do that?
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Can an NPM package have an MIT license on github if it depends on MIT packages with BSD-2, BSD-3 and Apache 2 licenses

I am trying to understand if an NPM package can be open-source on GitHub with an MIT license if it depends on NPM packages that are open-source on GitHub with a BSD-2, BSD-3, Apache 1 or Apache 2 ...
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What are the most suitable license for full open source framework? [closed]

I'm newbie in Open Source. In the near future I plan to publish to GitHub my web framework based on ECMA(JScript)/XSLT based on IIS hosting. In plans to make the repository as public. So that I can ...
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Can i use MIT licensed library in my GPL3 project

I'm writing a library that I want to use in my GPL3 main project and I wonder if I can license the library using the MIT license.
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If my program use a project with MIT, but I modified some code of it, than do I need to mention that I use this project? [duplicate]

Does MIT require people must to mention the project that they use code or binary files obtained under this license? Even users close source or modified it? And how about only the binary file or folder ...
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Including GPL plugin in repository of MIT code

I have an MIT-licensed library that supports user-provided backends. I was asked to implement a backend that would require using a GPL-licensed library. If I write such a backend, license it's files ...
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Why Opensource projects don't include notice and copyright information of dependent libraries having permissive license?

Many of the Opensource projects which use libraries which have a permissive license, doesn't include copyright and license information. For eg: Requests project (https://github.com/psf/requests) uses ...
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OS license and responsibility for code modification

Let's suppose that developer D created some OS code and published it under some OS license, e.g. MIT. A company C downloaded copy of the code, modified it a bit and incorporated in its own work. ...
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How to credit packages used in a commercial flutter project?

I have used many libraries from the pub dev site in my flutter project and i notices many of them use the bsd, mit or apache 2.0 licence. I want to release this app in the future and have read that ...
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Will there be any restrictions if I use a MIT licensed module which is built on a GPL library in my commercial software?

I want to use a Python module (https://github.com/Belval/pdf2image) in my commercial software. This module is licensed under the MIT license whereas the library (Poppler) it is built on is licensed ...
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Licensing an electron app made with third-party packages

I have an app made with electron.js I have used third party packages in my app. All the packages have permissive licenses(MIT and BSD License) with them. I am using UI assets(e.g. icons) with MIT ...
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Copyright when creating a Dockerfile & image based on a FOSS-licensed project

There is an MIT-licensed project, FooSoftware, which I have done some work to make work in a Docker container [1]. I would like to publish that work so that others can use FooSoftware in Docker ...
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If someone purchases a MIT license for code that is otherwise GPLv3, may they redistribute it? May they upload it on Github?

A fellow developer has done something that has made me curious, he has a popular javascript front-end package on GitHub which for years was licensed under MIT, then all of a sudden he released a v2 ...
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Should I include copyright notices with golang imports?

If i import code from a github repository in my go code by doing something like import "github.com/.../..." And this repository is licensed under the MIT license. Do I need to include the copyright ...
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Using Apache/MIT licenced libraries in a closed source project

I've searched the web for hours trying to figure out if I'm using the licence properly, hopefully some one can enlighten me furthermore. I own a start-up company that creates business-development ...
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How to integrate MIT-licensed files into a different project?

I would like to use some code from an MIT-licensed project I don't own (let's call it project A), in a project (B) with a different license. It is my understanding that I can do whatever I want with ...
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Do I need to include the licence for part of a program, which I have modified?

The X window manager dwm is designed to be customised by copying its default configuration config.def.h (which is supplied, along with the program's source code, under the MIT/X consortium licence) ...
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Is attribution required for server-side usage of MIT-licensed library?

I'm writing an ASP.NET application which is deployed to virtual machines running on Microsoft Azure and customers access using their browser. The virtual machines are under my control and customers ...
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Can different parts of a project be under different licenses?

I have a personal project (in C++) I've been working on that I'm thinking of putting on Git hub. I'm finding the question of picking an appropriate license quite daunting. Part of the project is an ...
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What license to use for GitHub repository containing trademark/copyright protected images?

I just can't seem to find an answer to this. Normally I assign MIT License to all of my GitHub repositories, but so far they have only included code that I have personally written. I think that MIT ...
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Using MIT/Apache License 2.0 project in a SaaS product, Limitations from its dependencies

I have a specific question with respect to using a project which is licensed under MIT/Apache 2.0 in a SAAS product (proprietary). The open source project have multiple dependencies, if any of the ...
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Can I change the license of a forked project from LGPLv3 to MIT?

I have forked a project with LGPLv3 license and I did there a lot of changes. Can I distribute a new version under the MIT license? Or only the possibility is to write the code from "scratch"? ...
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Can I make a JS Library license 'MIT' if the JS library includes a paid commercial license

I purchased a single developer license for CanvasJS. Here is the CanvasJS License: https://canvasjs.com/eula/chart/ I used the library to create my library which is for a specific factory automation ...
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GPL-3.0 library in MIT project

I'm working on a project comprised of a small HTML page and a JavaScript script. From the HTML page I include a library which is licensed under the GNU General Public License v3.0, and from my script ...
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Etiquette for incorporating someone else's MIT code in my GPL project?

I'm relatively new to open source, esp. in terms of collaboration, etiquette, etc. I am working on an open source library in the scientific/numerical programming domain, licensed under GPL. There are ...
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