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With GPL-2/3, do we keep the forking link a true fork?

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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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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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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License that is mostly FOSS, but disallows excessive commercialization [on hold]

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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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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Wiki of arguments for open-source business? [closed]

I run an open-source—MIT & Apache 2.0 multi-licensed—consultancy. Prospects often ask why should their IP be public. I've been answering off the cuff, with a variety of points. Is there a wiki ...
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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 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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Office Interop Licensing [closed]

I'm recently working on a organization document system. So within the system I'll have to utilize the Interop libraries in order to work on old office document formats such as doc/xls. What kind of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Upgrade Eclipse Birt Runtime license from EPL 1.0 to EPL 2.0

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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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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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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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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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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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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Proper licensing of commercial SW including open-source by the same author

I have written from scratch some SW that I want to publish as open-source in Github while being the only contributor. I want to publish it under AGPL license. At the same time I want to use the ...
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If I just look up a solution for a programming problem do I need to cite the source?

For example, I needed to implement my own pagination system, but I did not know the logic behind a system like that, so I would look up how to do it and then after understading how to do it I would ...
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Accidentally used ASF license header instead of normal Apache License V2 header

During the early phases of a (team) project on GitHub, I had copy-pasted the Apache Software Foundation's license header into our code as opposed to the usual License header. I hadn't realized for ...
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Spawning an AGPL executable from an Apache-2.0 project

Can I spawn an AGPL executable (mupdf for example) from my python based Apache-2.0 project? Note: I'm not linking to it, merely calling the executable from the shell.
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Which licence to choose to deny hosting a software?

I plan to make a webapp but I don't want to host it myself so if people want to use it they will have to host it themselves. The source will be on GitHub and I don't know which licence to choose. My ...
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GPL 3.0 Licence Query

if I’m using an open source GPL-3.0 library in my saas product, do I need to publish my code under the same license as well?
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Is monkey-patching considered a modification of the original work licensed under LGPL or MPL licenses?

I'm interested if monkey-patching is considered a modification by LGPL 3.0 and MPL 2.0 licenses. Specifically, I'm interested in monkey-patching of ruby code. E.g. I require an LGPL library (e.g. ...
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Are there any AGPL-style licences that require source code modifications to be public?

So my understanding of the AGPL, is that it requires modifications to be distributed to the users of the network service, but I'm looking for a licence that would require any modifications (non-...
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Releasing Patch File for BSD3 Licensed Project

There is a simple project licensed under BSD3 that provides a CMake module. The project has a CMake build system that builds an example document by including the provided module. The CMake module has ...
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Is ripping off an open source library okay?

I don't know if I'm over-reacting but a while ago, I'm using a library https://github.com/sudeepag/SAConfettiView and I saw an open ticket https://github.com/sudeepag/SAConfettiView/issues/57 and it ...
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License to disallow distribution in closed source software, but allow exceptions made by owner?

Is there a license (similar to the GNU v3 software license) that forbids the usage of an open-source software in closed-source software, but except parties that receive approval by the original owner (...
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Do permissive or copyleft licenses have a limited term based on US copyright law?

If you write a book, the copyright for that work is protected for a long time, but the work will eventually enter the public domain under US copyright law. Does the same thing apply to pieces of ...
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Recreating assets from closed source projects

Recently I'm working on a game, where I have created some asset from closed source project. To be honest I actually re-created assets similar identical to hill climb. Now if I use those or I use ...
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If I use a public API endpoint that has its source code licensed under AGPL in my app, do I need to disclose my source?

If there's a public API server that has it's source code licensed with AGPL, and if I make an app that uses these public endpoints in some part of it, (entire application doesn't necessarily depend on ...
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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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