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Questions tagged [software-use]

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Can I redistribute node.exe in my commercial Application's Installer?

I want to use node.exe and a very simple Javascript that essentially uses only the net module for some functionality in my product. I don't need anything else. I know electron and other frameworks are ...
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user communication with open source [closed]

regarding using/developing, reporting issues (bugs/usability issues) or requesting new feature, what are the obstacles in front of users to let their voice be heard? what mechanisms and ...
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Is there a license which prevents misuse of the source code?

How do I prevent the misuse of my applications and/or their source codes? Maybe something along these lines: You are NOT allowed to bundle this application with anything that may count as: Malware,...
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How should I license my source code? [closed]

I have written a commercial application which contains closed source code and a script API which is open source. Currently I have a CLA similar to this which has to be signed by each contributor to be ...
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Software license with external libraries

Scenario I plan to share the source code of a larger software that depends on external libraries. The directory structure of the project is as follows src/ ... my source code ext/ ... ...
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Open Source license for school use, but not commercial use

I am starting a web API for my school and I was wondering what licence would be most appropriate? The goal is to have an open source application that can be freely shared with other school but ...
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Can GPL licenced software be used in corporate environments?

If software is licenced under a GPL license, can it be used without restriction in a corporate/commercial environment? The software that I am refering to is QGIS which provides this description: ...
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For what reasons should you make the user agree to a FOSS licence during installation?

Most Windows installers for FOSS software make the user agree to the licence during installation: there'll be a page where the text is shown and a little tick box, you must have seen it before. But ...
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How can I find usage statistics for an open source project?

Put simply, is there any way to find out how widely used a given open source project is? Say, for example, I am looking for a serialization library. I can imagine various metrics to help choose ...