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Do the Huawei App Gallery terms allow for GPL software?

I've asked a similar question about the Amazon AppStore, and now I'm curious about the Huawei App Gallery. Is it possible to submit an app licensed under the GPL v3 or later to that store without ...
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Is keeping the forking link on a true fork necessary (Github/GPL)?

This question is about a true fork (with new name, different features, different objectives and not targeting a pull request). When I am developing a new application based on an other project I ...
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Linking to libtorch/CUDA from a GPL program

I have modified a GPLv3 program to link to libtorch (part of PyTorch). PyTorch is licensed under the BSD-3 clause license. I would like to convey my changes to the original GPLv3 program and the ...
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Which licenses require that the third-party dependencies used by the licensed software are also open-source?

Some times I step into software that I believe that is fully-open-source, but then I discover that it actually contains a lot of dependencies (either by the same author, or by different authors) for ...
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If APIs aren't (shouldn't be) copyrightable, how can ZFS-on-Linux infringe the GPL?

Note: This is a question about a specific individual's viewpoints and beliefs. Good answers will cite that individual, or other people with similar beliefs. Bradley Kuhn of the Software Freedom ...
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License for open-sourcing a website theme while disallowing direct reuse

I'm working on a theme for the static website generator Hugo to use for my personal portfolio website. Since I prefer open-source code and would like to keep all my own projects in the same vein, I ...
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Including MySQL installation with commercial application

Ive been developing a commercial management application for windows in Qt, and im using MySQL as my default DB system. I have a setup file that installs both my software + MySQL on my client's machine ...
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Whom to leave link credit while using CC BY images

Normally I use the following format, Photo by Author / License Photo: Link to where I found the photo. Author: Author profile page. For example, flickr profile. License: Link to the license page. ...
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LGPL licensed software distributed with cx_Freeze

I am developing a python GUI for my company using PySide which is under LGPL license. My company would like to sell it and thus it can't be open source. From my understanding of the LGPL, I need to ...
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Open-source licensing while limiting competitive use

I am writing an R package for my employer which will be used as part of the backend of a proprietary web application. We intend to distribute this under some type of open source license. If we ...
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Go and Apache2 license compatibility

Is it fine to use a Go-licenced 3rd party library (https://github.com/google/re2j) within an Apache2-licensed code?
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Can I license code that links to GPL code under a more permissive license?

I'm working on a project that I want to release under the MIT license. However, it includes a GPL'ed library. I understand this means I must release my work under GPL. Am I able to release the whole ...
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License but no copyright notice - how to attribute correctly?

i am using several OSS libs from github in my project and want to add them to a combined licence file (using the amazon oss attribution builder) so i can attribute their work. However, several of ...
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Advices to work together in one open source platform in health field [duplicate]

I have seen health app on www.kickstarter.com list project and I have seen some project, which have some partly in common.One of my dreams is to have one health app which is complete and upgratable ...
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Is it legal to modify Open-sourced Java JDK?

I'm planning on making an open-sourced Chinese version of Java by modifying the open-sourced Java JDK, like how the Easy Programming Language (aka. 易语言) did with Visual Basic. Is this legal?
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License that is mostly FOSS, but disallows excessive commercialization [closed]

Disclaimer: be advised that the often ideological/fundamental opinions people have with respect to the definition of FOSS, while being respected, should not provoke a discussion. This question seeks ...
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I want to rewrite the GPL-2 software with AGPL-3.0

I would like to recreate Judge Engine of Online Judge named HUSTOJ. However, HUSTOJ was released under the GPL-2.0 license. I would like to release a new Judge Engine with AGPL-3.0. I know that GPL-...
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Upgrade Eclipse Birt Runtime license from EPL 1.0 to EPL 2.0 [duplicate]

I have a list of jar files that I am seeking to upgrade its license from EPL 1.0 to EPL 2.0: org.eclipse.birt.runtime_4.4.2.v20150217-1805.jar org.eclipse.datatools.connectivity.oda.consumer_3.2.6....
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Implications of using Linux's Kbuild infrastructure in proprietary software

We have our own proprietary software that we are developing for commercial business. We want to sell the software and we do not have any problem in distributing the source code to our customers. Due ...
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Do Amazon AppStore terms allow for GPL software?

The terms for the Apple AppStore have been shown to conflict with the GNU GPL in such a way as to prevent GPL apps from being in the store — see this question. Are the Amazon AppStore (the standard ...
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How to build one free and open-source application in health field based on voluntary works? [duplicate]

We are trying to implement an Internet-based platform in the health field. Regarding the complexity or simplicity of the work needed to provide such a platform, like the features of a team of experts ...
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How to build android health application via free open source commuity

We are looking to build a platform on the Android health and health website, which is similar to the examples of Lybrate or Medshr. It's actually an environment like the Instagram app with some ...
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org-rs: can I use MIT/Apache2/LGPL license?

I am working on a project https://github.com/org-rs/org-rs written in Rust programming language. The goal of the project is to provide a parser for the Org markup language. Because of the ...
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Is macOS notarization compatible with the GPLv3?

Apple's documentation for notarization states that: Beginning in macOS 10.14.5, all new or updated kernel extensions and all software from developers new to distributing with Developer ID must ...
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Modifying software with Apache 2.0 License

I have a library I wanted to use: https://github.com/yodle/docker-registry-client Unfortunately, it's dead (Last PR merged in 2017), and there are bugs that I need to be fixed. There's maybe 2-3 ...
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How do I handle aggressive or toxic project maintainers?

One thing in OSS I have now run into a few times are project owners or maintainers who are very aggressive. Sentences are taken out of context, asking about a design decision is seen as an attack and ...
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Can it be possible to prevent user from changing donate link in a GPL licenced project?

I'm going to place my app (a dictionary) under the GPL Licence. I don't care if everybody changes the source code, fix bugs or add some new features to it; but I don't want developer changes donation ...
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Are there any projects using a temporary license similar to Founders Copyright?

There is the Founders Copyright project that tried to adjust the copyright expiration time span to a much shorter time. Is there something similar in software? As far as I understand, a project can ...
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Upgrade Eclipse Birt Runtime License From EPL 1.0 To EPL 2.0

I have a jar file that I am seeking to upgrade its license from EPL 1.0 to EPL 2.0: org.eclipse.birt.runtime_4.4.2.v20150217-1805.jar I tried upgrading this Jar, but the latest version of jar still ...
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Is it a GPL license violation to bundle a GPL'd Python script with a closed-source application?

I have a closed-source C++ application that includes an embedded CPython interpreter. It ships with a directory full of example Python scripts that I wrote, which perform useful actions within the ...
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Can I use LPGL3 for library and Apache 2 for “main()”?

My project is a command which is split in library modules (the logic) and a "main" module, which glues my lib modules to make the CLI command. I don't really care about what people can write with the ...
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Meeting the “state changes” requirement in licenses

How do I meet the requirement to state changes of a forked project? The choose a license website has a table comparing licenses. One of the columns is called state changes. This is described as: ...
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Can I use Apache 2.0 licensed libraries with AGPL licensed libraries?

I'm not really that familiar with licenses(more so with AGPL) so I went to ask here. I have a project(for research) in Java where I use Apache POI which is under Apache Software License v2. Now I ...
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License for research projects

Consider the following case: I write some code and place it online under License X. A researcher, or group of researchers, makes changes to the code and publishes a scientific paper based on the ...
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CDDL library and closed source application

I am working on a project that uses a C++ library licensed under CDDL v1.0. Ideally I would like to publish it commercially as well as keep it closed source (wouldn't mind open sourcing it but then it'...
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Proper use of Wikipedia code sample in open source projects

Many Wikipedia articles contain code or pseudocode samples. I implemented a pseudocode snippet in a concrete language and am planning to use it in one of my projects. There's another question on here ...
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Can I use AVS Device SDK to access another voice service API?

We are developing a smart device in China and we would like to use DuerOS as our voice assistant. Since they have a version of API which is fully compatible with the Alexa Voice Service APIs, we want ...
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Should we add the copyright month to a license, in addition to the year, after a fork?

Should I add the month (or even day) after forking a project to be more explicit regarding timeline boundaries? Is there any benefit in doing so? Example The MIT License, for example, has the line: ...
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iOS application using LGPL library

I am integrating an LGPL application to my iOS application. I am modifying the LGPL application in such a way that, I am integrating a new library to it. So the flow is like this: Appl Code >> LGPL ...
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Can we re-format the text of a license after forking a repository?

Say I fork a project. I'd like to adjust the format of the license without actually changing its content. Is this allowed? Specifically, the license does not contain line breaks in some cases. So ...
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Creating an open-source project that includes Open Game License 1.0a content

Looking through Wizards of the Coast Open Game License 1.0a, and reading around it, it seems it is a weak copyleft license, where anyone can distribute content that derives from OGL content, provided ...
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Are downloaded data automatically licensed?

If a purely Apache v2 licensed software automatically downloads data files from its copyright holder's website without asking the user, does that automatically grant Apache v2 license to the ...
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How to use the GNU GPL licensed GCC Complier [duplicate]

I have been trying to figure out the GPL and other free software license. I am planning to use the GCC compilers which are licensed under the GPL category. If I use the GCC compiler to compile my C++...
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Adding a self-contained class to a GPL v3 project. Do I need to release the code of the new class?

I'm using a GPL version 3 licensed Open Source client written in Python and have compiled it into a .deb file and distributed to around 900 users over the last few years. This client connects to the ...
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Are there legal reasons blocking the use of Apache 2 License in France

A French citizen has suggested that there are legal reasons why he cannot contribute to a project using the Apache 2 license. I responded saying: French people have contributed to such things ...
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License for docker images?

My question is explicitly not about the software in Docker images (that should be quite obvious) but about bundling open source software as docker images (-> Dockerfile + build / packing scripts + ...
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MIT License for a jointly developed website

My friend and I developed an open-source non-commercial website which we would like to publish with MIT license. Mit License starts with words Copyright (c) [year] [fullname] Is it OK to write both ...
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Authors and contributors of forked project

There is an NPM package on github geveloped by the company and licensed under MIT. There is one author listed in package.json file of this package, and there is a company copyright in the license. I'...
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Licensing a closed-source game to allow redistribution in an otherwise open-source project

tl;dr, how can I bundle a gratis but closed-source game in an otherwise BSD 2 clause licensed free software project? I develop a free software project which is licensed under the BSD 2 clause license....
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How does GNU GPL work in a fullstack Android project?

What is the compatibility in terms of license with an API? For example: GPL license from the client side and PHP license from the server side, is it possible? Can the Android application contain ...

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