Questions tagged [website]

Topics centered around the application of legal licenses to creative works displayed or offered for use primarily in the form of a web page or site via the use of a browser application. Best practices for inclusion, display/aesthetics, specific requirements for enforceability and relative merits of various standard licenses used this way are some examples of specific questions included under this tag.

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What are the implications of licensing a JavaScript library under GPL?

When searching for "gpl javascript" in Google, I currently find these five first results: A piece by RMS warning about how we are using more and more web apps and that we should care whether these ...
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If a part of the client-side code is licensed under GPL, does the server-side code have to be under GPL as well?

Say a part of the JavaScript which is provided to the client's browser is under GPL. Does this mean that server-side code also has to be made public under GPL as well? The GPL states: "You must ...
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Can I use a GPL component in my site without having to disclose the sources of my site?

In which of the following situations can I use a GPL component in my website without having to GPL or disclose the source code of my entire site? The component is a JavaScript library that goes into ...
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What copyleft license should I use for my website's HTML/CSS/JavaScript?

If I made a somewhat complicated website, and I want it (the layout/JavaScript) to be under a copyleft license (but not the text), which license should I use? I want to pull others' forks so I have ...
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Minified GPL code inside Javascript webapp

This answer on Chess Stack Exchange comes from the lead developer of a webapp for learning chess that integrates a version of Stockfish (a popular chess-playing program released under GPLv3) ...
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How to make my open source project's web domain bus-proof?

If I suddenly die, my small open source project will survive (after all, the source code is open), but it can be hurt quite badly: The project's web domain is owned by me and it could become ...
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Is putting a page with javascript in it considered a redistribution

Imagine, I published a page on the web. It contains some javascript code, which uses open source library. Is it in general considered redistribution? On one hand, it's a redistribution. You put code ...
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Where to show the MIT license for a webpage theme?

I have found 1-2 interesting Jekyll webpage themes that have the MIT license (on http://jekyllthemes.org/). I want to use an adjusted version of these themes for my webpage and I understand that I ...
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Using GPL or LGPL licensed framework for web application

I am developing a web application which streams videos. For the frontend I intend to use the richfaces framework for jsf. That framework is licensed under the LGPL v2. Does that mean that I have to ...
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Is a Web application "released" in the sense of GPL?

In the sense of GPL, is a Web application running on a private server without exposing its code considered "released"? (or is the word "distributed"?) Therefore, if a GPL component is used in a Web ...
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How can an open-source project share web site ownership?

How, with no company or non-profit organization to own an open source project, can I arrange for the project community to hold the ownership of the web site, vs. one person. Simple in theory, but ...
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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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Attribution of resources under CC-BY-SA

This seeems like such a simple question but having a hard time finding a definitive answer. Apologies if it has been asked before (and it feels like it should). Please point me in the right direction ...
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GPLv3 redistribution: when does it apply?

I have written a Java program designed to run server-side with a plain HTML web interface: I am reusing and I have integrated in this app a bunch of third-party libraries that are licensed under the ...
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Can I embed proprietary content in a CC BY-SA website?

I would like to build a free open-source copylefted personal website under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license (or a similar such license). However, I would like to still be able to ...