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Does this license allow the distribution of modified versions?

I have some very old software (not written by me) which comes with a license which is clearly intended as a 'we really don't care what anyone does with this any more' license. The HI-TECH Z80 CP/M C ...
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Can I sell closed source plugins that interface with a GPL v2 software which is open sourced? [duplicate]

Basically, I have an idea for some software based on an Open Sourced application. If I was to build an application based off of that, and sell my plugins, would this be a breach of terms? This is the ...
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How can I properly fork a project that is dual-licensed AGPL/Commercial?

I'd like to use UniPDF, which is a Go project to handle PDF documents, in my project. UniPDF has a dual license: AGPL and commercial while my project is licensed under the GPLv3. I'd like to fork ...
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How can commercial products use GPL or LGPL libraries?

I would like to design a web app with a free and paid tier that will include a WYSIWYG editor. I'm considering the following options CKEditor - GPL TinyMCE - LGPLv3 QuillJS - BSD 3-Clause SlateJS - ...
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License that is MIT-like but prevents wholesale republishing or sale of the original

I'm releasing a bunch of code that is part of free teaching resources and lessons I'm providing. For the most part, I'm totally fine with others reusing the code however they want. That's the point. ...
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Open Sourcing my API - Exposing my Database?

I have an API that I created myself here: https://db.ygoprodeck.com/api-guide/ I get roughly 20,000 requests per day on it but have asked by a couple of people to open source it. I look into this ...
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Is Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Tabular nuget package free or not?

I want to use nuget package with three .dll libraries https://www.nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Tabular/13.0.2150.2. It seems to be just additional pack to .net framework and doesn't ...
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Using CC-BY-SA images in a CC-BY-NC-SA document

I am creating a presentation that includes some unmodified images licensed under either CC-BY, CC-BY-SA version 2.0, 3.0 or 4.0 (no CC-BY-SA 4.0) and some public domain images. They are all attributed....
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Indirectly distributed AGPL with FOSS exception compliance

We have an old proprietary service that contains automated tests and they run in our CI & CD infrastructure. In order to run these tests, we are dependent on the old NUnit.Parallel and this ...
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Android App for commercial use depended on some GitHub projects with MIT licence

Where should I put the licencing information for the Android App if it is dependent on some GitHub projects with MIT licence . Users are going to see the user interface of the finished app, where ...
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What's the meaning of “porting” in SIL Open Font License v1.1?

It'stated in the license that: "Font Software" refers to the set of files released by the Copyright Holder(s) under this license and clearly marked as such. This may include source files, build ...
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Are there any established licenses that encourage users of my projects to give back?

For my open-source projects, I have to rely on the users to send back bug reports, tell me which features they need, etc. I’d love to encourage all users to make a good-faith effort to do this via the ...
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Using Oracle VirtualBox Base Package for Commercial Applications

The VirtualBox Base Package is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2. My company is distributing software that runs on an Ubuntu system within a VirtualBox VM. We have not modified ...
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How to label and license Derivative Works made under Apache License, Version 2.0?

I duplicated a source-code file released under the Apache License, Version 2.0, made very few changes to adapt the code to slightly different situation. So this would seem to be a Derivative Works as ...
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What does the second statement accomplish if the first has already disclaimed all warranties?

Ritchey Permissive License v7 states: provided without warranties of any kind. The authors, owners, and providers will not be held responsible for anything then states: When sharing the ...
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Licence of open source software re-implementation

I'm rewriting/reimplementing an open source program/library and need to know about my options for licensing. I'm asking about software rewrites/reimplementations generally and specifically about my ...
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Python package with different licenses per modules, some with GPL: is a global GPL license required?

I'm in a situation a bit similar to this one, but more precisely I developed a Python package with multiple modules. Some of them have dependencies under GPL, therefore "infecting" this specific ...
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What is coherent open source?

What is "coherent" open source? How is it different from other forms of open source?
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Licensing concerns when distributing a software package containing a GPLv2 third-party software

Scenario I have the following scenario: A software vendor wants to distribute their own commercial software (S1). S1 relies heavily on a third party GPLv2-licensed software (S2) to function. But: ...
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Should one reference a source library under MIT license if a code was grabed out of it and was changed

a library that depends on jquery was created. After that, a version where all dependant calls were replaced with original jquery code. Most parts of such code were removed as redundant. Should be ...
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Copying vs referencing

Over in Is code made from the documentation a derivative work it was asked if code made from licensed documentation constitutes derivative works, and thus license restrictions. It seems the answer is ...
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Suitable license for open-source game with proprietary content

I am developing a 2D sidescroller game for mobile platforms and am trying to figure out the best licensing option for this situation: My desire is to make the game's source code open-source, but the ...
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Need feature in PR with failing checks

An open source software I am using has a pull request for a feature that I need, but it has never been merged due to failing checks. Instead of implementing the feature myself, is there any way that ...
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Can a developer of a GPL-3 code ask a client not to publicly share the code?

I will elaborate my question with a hypothetical example. A commercial software named "Kota" from a company called "GRILL" is based on a publically open-source GPL-3 software "Choc". "Kota", as ...
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Can anyone say my work is their work if I license it under the Unlicense?

Some days ago, I successfully built my own software. I want it to be open source. Someone told me about the Unlicense license. So, if I publish my software under the Unlicense license, would anyone be ...
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Is code made from the documentation a derivative work

Ansible is licensed under the GPL 3.0, they provide a wonderful collection of documentation for most every bit of the software. For instance the copy module can be seen on their documentation page: ...
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Join as project member on invent kde

I want to contribute some code and design on this app: https://invent.kde.org/kde/kdeconnect-android/ But I can't push my code on this repository: https://invent.kde.org/frdana/kdeconnect-android.git ...
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In the Apache-2.0 what changes do we need to state?

In Apache 2.0 do I need to disclose the scource as it is technically an addition ammounting up to a modification. Give some details on NOTICE if possible.
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Can a GPL-licensed library be used in private development builds of a proprietary application?

I'm considering using this GPL-3.0-licensed library as a development aid in a game. Development builds that include this library (and other unrelated tools) would be used by myself and any parties ...
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What is the license of models built on pretrained embeddings?

I was trying to figure out this problem in the internet. What if I train embeddings on the wikipedia texts? And then use them in training of my model? For example, fastText embeddings are distributed ...
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Good practises of a knowledge base for users of a scientific open source project: a forum?

I have a scientific open source project in GitHub for a software aimed at creating three dimensional representations of geographical time-space. The tool will be soon in version 1, functional, and I ...
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Go vendor license

I am trying to use Hyperledger Fabric open source project and it has been licensed under Apache License 2.0 but while check it's vendor license it got opencontainers/go-digest which is licensed under ...
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Test framework license selection

I am writing some kind of test frame work in Python3. I am about to publish it, I am looking for right license for it... and I am confused :( Here is what am looking for: common/well known license ...
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Can I release an Excel Workbook with VBA code under the GPL v3?

This is my first foray into the open source world. I've got a Microsoft Excel workbook that I have some custom VBA modules in that I want to distribute under the GPL v3. I can't find much discussion ...
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Why is this text usually uppercase in licenses? [duplicate]

Many FLOSS licenses contain a variant of the following text: THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF ...
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What to keep in BSD License when porting package to another language

I'd like to create a package based on an existing library written in a different language. The package will be a simple translation to the another language. The existing project is licensed under ...
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Can artwork under CC-BY NC ND be used in AGPL codebase?

Can artwork under CC-BY NC ND be used in AGPL codebase? I have sprites for a game I want to release under CC-BY NC ND license. Game code itself is licensed as AGPL, while sprites are mostly CC-BY SA. ...
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MIT License and how to use

MIT License gives you permissions to use the software commercially without any restrictions. You need only give credit to the author. What I am going to use for my project (that will be commercial) ...
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How to initiate a more simple deb package management workflow in the opensource community? [closed]

Most debian-based Linux distributions are using a quite complex package development workflow. In my experience, it is at least so complex than all the commonly used technologies today for professional ...
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Which license to use LGPL-3.0, MPL-2.0 or AGPL-3.0 for a library that manages files locally?

I'm open-sourcing a library that tries to make managing local files easier by enabling full text search, encryption, corruption handling & remote transfer/distribution of files. What license to ...
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Can a GPLv3 project use BSDv3-licensed includes? [duplicate]

A company I work in has wrote an implementation of Reed-Solomon codes through Intel ISA-L library. Now I'm trying to start a discussion about open-sourcing our code, and distributing as a dual-...
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Can i use google text to speech app for comercial use? [closed]

i have taken AOSP code and build for my system? AOSP does not provide apk for google text to speech apk. Now i want to build application which supports tts using google text to speech engine so i ...
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GPL Application linked to a LGPL library loading proprietary-plugins

This is a bit similar to what asked in this question, unless that here the case is that the application only directly loads LGPL code, and this one then may dlopen a proprietary lib, so: GPL Program ...
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Compliance issue with kie-server-api and kie-server-client

We are using kie-server-api (Version 7.29.0.Final) and kie-server-client (7.29.0.Final) in one of our microservices: //Drools - Java API // https://mvnrepository.com/artifact/org.kie.server/kie-...
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How does an LGPLv3 dependency affect an application when sharing the dependent application with others?

Suppose a developer named Peter has an application named AppMIT licensed MIT that has a dependancy on Tony's library named LibLGPL licensed LGPLv3. Please help me understand if the cases below are ...
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Need help understanding GNU LGPL terms

I'm a new developer and recently have to work on project where I guess using arduino lib will be easy, because writing my own library will be a lot more time consuming. This isn't a mass production ...
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Does the three-clause BSD license hinder academic citations?

The third clause of the 3-clause BSD license says: Neither the name of the copyright holder nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this ...
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How to promote simple github library? [duplicate]

I started an open source project on github which solves one very specific problem which is encountered by event driven distributed systems. I position this project as a handy tool to solve common ...
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Who is responsible on resolving conflicts on different PRs?

I'm the owner of the code in github and responsible of merging PRs in the main upper stream. I have two different PRs from different two contributers which have conflicts in some files. Who is ...
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Obfuscation and Apache 2.0 license

Consider a scenario , I received a software that uses some Apache 2.0 licensed libraries. Software copy I received contains obfuscated codes. Also library part of code is obfuscated. Since library ...

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