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Must I notify copyright holders of GPL code when I modify it?

I recently was nominated co-maintainer of this GPL library https://github.com/coq-community/corn It does not use a copyright transfer agreement, historical authors are listed as copyright holders by ...
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Legally, is getting a js file from a server the same as installing npm package?

I'm working on a (most possibly) proprietary front-end React app for my company. We use this npm package as a plugin for TinyMce editor. Turns out, it has GPL v3 license, which isn't allowed as per ...
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putting on github the GPL code of a dead person

Jacques Pitrat was one of my intellectual masters, and the pioneer of French AI (his PhD thesis mentioned artificial intelligence in 1966). He was the president of the jury of my PhD defense (1990). ...
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if a company rewards the use of software, which license should apply? [closed]

I need to develop free software for a company. The company will reward me with 8% of the profits. I have to give the source code to the company so that they can modify it if necessary. Is there a ...
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Is it possible to change the current GPLv3 license to something else?

Essentially I am just testing out stuff, here is my situation: I am developing a program which consists of several code files. I made a public repository on github where I regularly update those files....
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if my javascript front-end pulls in an unmodified version of a GPLv3 library, must I release the whole source code for the website?

I want to use a javascript library licensed under the GPLv3 for a new website I am building. I want my website to remain closed-source. The GitHub repository of the GPLv3 states that anyone using ...
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Distribution of Python modules

For different reasons I have programmed several applications over time, using python. I have never shared them, they were only for personal use. But a friend of mine suggested that I make a website ...
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How to show MIT License on Icons

I want to use some icons on some links in the footer of my website, such as these. They are under the MIT license. These icons are files by themselves, so I cannot just add the MIT license at the top ...
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GitHub downloaded source use cases

I am new to use open source project code and as well as the license. I have do some searching about the source code use cases along with the source code license, but mostly i found is about the ...
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Does using a WebAssembly compiled GPL library require calling application to be GPL?

Specifically, I'm thinking of taking the libraries that squoosh.app (source) uses internally (imagequant, optipng, etc) and break them up into an image optimization webassemby set of libraries that ...
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Is output of Apache-licensed software Apache-licensed?

If I use the output of Apache v2 licenced software do I have to adhere to stating changes? Also if I only copy 3-4 lines of apache code into my project with large number of files and code do I ...
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What are the license obligations if just importing licensed code without modifying/distributing it

I plan open source some python script files which import from NumPy (BSD license), scikit-learn (New BSD License) and Keras (MIT license). However, I do not modify and/or redistribute (parts of the) ...
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Essentials of open source for system administration? [closed]

What should the average system administrator know about open source in general?
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License of QtCore in Qt 5.6: LGPL v2.1 or LGPL v3?

In the headers of QtCore 5.6 it says: -- clip -- ** GNU Lesser General Public License Usage ** Alternatively, this file may be used under the terms of the GNU Lesser ** General Public License ...
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Quoting GPL licensed text in presentation slides

There is an open source project licensed under the GPL v2. It does also contain textual files (JSON configuration examples). I would like to put those texts on slides in a presentation of mine. Does ...
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Licensing software that uses a proprietary library under GPL-3.0 without linking exceptions: what are the implications?

NOTE: Changed the person in example from "I/me" to "PersonXYZ" Given, hypothetically: PersonXYZ wrote some software (will refer to as SoftwareXYZ) that uses a proprietary library (will refer to as ...
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Should I show the dependencies that I use

I am developing an open source project, but need to use a library. The library is open source, but I don’t know if I need to tell the user about the dependency. Do I have to show a license of the ...
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Would python wheels be considered “source code” or “object code” under GPL-3

GPL-3 places different obligations for conveying "source code" and "object code distribution". See GPL 3.0 / 4. Conveying Verbatim Copies and GPL 3.0 / 6. Conveying Non-Source Forms. Among other ...
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can licenses apply differently to distinct URLs/subdomains on the same domain GPL/MIT

For a new project I want to make use of some GPLv3 javascript plugins which prohibit me from monetizing it with Adsense, and also requires me to share the source of the project that uses it. I only ...
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Has Java every considered syntacitcal support for default method parameters? [closed]

Most modern languages support syntax for default parameters, where if a parameter is not provided it will automatically default to a specified value. General this is done by specifying a default ...
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LGPL v 2.1 + Linking Over Controlled Interface

I use (nrjavaserial) library in a java application. This library is released under the LGPL v 2.1 + Linking Over Controlled Interface license. I have two questions: If the implementation falls ...
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Using AGPL version 3 code in a chrome extension that is part of a SaaS project

I was thinking of building a chrome extension using some open source code licensed under AGPL version 3 for one of my projects. I have modified the original source code quite heavily, and am fine with ...
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Which open source license should I use to allow forks but oblige people to credit me? [closed]

I have several open source projects. I'm fine with people making forks or using them as pluings/libraries for their commercial products. I only want to make sure that I will be credited as the ...
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License for Google Pdf Viewer APK

My company sells Zebra Android devices that we install our own app on (the devices are like a phone, but with scanners and more durable hardware). We can order the devices with the GMS or AOSP ...
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Using GLPv3 for open-source library modules that can be extended and linked by closed-source libraries and binaries

I'm developing a pretty big open-source project which will require multiple technology stacks. My hope is that this project will be primarily community-based, which means the community should be able ...
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ZHST_IMS_Package license issue

The ZHST_IMS_Package 1.0.0 was installed through Application insights nugget packages. As part of black duck scan found this has issue with license and reported as "License Not Found". I found this ...
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Oracle vs Google - License terms vs usage

Question How is Googles use / interpretation of open sourced Oracle JVM / JDK for Android justifyable under the given license and copyright constraints from Oracle? My point of view My ...
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Qt's open source license (GPL or LGPL)

Ive been reading about Qt and its licensing and ive come across this part: Qt is available under different licensing options designed to accommodate the needs of our various users: Qt ...
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Can GPLv2 licensed software be re-published under LGPLv2.1?

I have read Can LGPL 2.1 licenses software be re-published under GPL 3.0? and followed link to GPL license compatibility matrix in the GPL FAQ, which is confusing me a bit: If I understand the table ...
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Copyleft license that explicitly disallows monetisation

I plan to open source a full-stack project (hardware schematics + firmware). I want to find a way of open sourcing it with a copyleft-style license that allows anyone to use, modify, and redistribute ...
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Can downstream dual licensing be inferred?

Suppose a developer receives software from XX with a license permitting unlimited modification and redistribution as well as full ownership of any original content. The only restriction being no ...
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Relicensing content under CC-BY-SA

I have compiled a body of work from numerous contributors, who all licensed their individual works to me under CC-BY-SA version 3. Can I now instead redistribute their work under CC-BY-SA version 4?
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Can an LGPL-3.0 library or application link against a Proprietary library

According to the FSF "The Lesser GPL permits use of the library in proprietary program". What I would like to have clarity on is whether the LGPL also allows a program, application or library that is ...
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How to handle license for third-party packages?

I've created a Python package, and it contains another package written by a third-party: my_pkg/ |- vendor | |- vendoredFoo (MIT license) | ... How to handle the license of vendoredFoo, ...
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Can I skip the end of term for my license in the preamble of my source code?

I have a software for which I set the license at the beginning of each file. The model I have is the following: // ************************************************************************** // // // ...
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How to address common FOS license problems? - About creditstealing and ruthless cashcowing

I am a hobbyist software developer and had some disputes with a group of passionate FOSS proponents. Although they didn't manage to convince me, It made me think about what the issues with FOSS ...
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Forking a project with conflicting licenses

I’m forced to work with software that has been given incompatible licenses by its authors. They have created an original API that they’ve licensed under the GNU GPL, but then they implement that API ...
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What happens when a MIT licensed project uses Apache 2.0 drivers to connect to GPLv3 databases?

I'm working on a SaaS medical research startup project with a MIT license. The goal is for the source to be open (because then customers can help improve it and find bugs), and end-users who want to ...
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How does Javascript minification process comply with requirements of opensource licenses

Let's take React framework for example. During the minification process, all the code is modified and put in a single minified file also stripped of licenses. As far as I understand, as required by ...
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Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic image derivative as organization logo

Could a derivative work of this image be used as a logo for an organization, without violating the terms of the CC-BY-SA-2.5, especially when considering trademark infringement? Per Wikipedia's ...
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What's the correct way to include licence for part of the code from another project

Let's say I have an open source project (Apache2) And I only take one function from another project which is also open sourced under MIT/Apache2 license, and put it together with my code in a single ...
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Implications of powershell usage on Linux

Looking, in particular, at: PowerShell 6.0 Linux Administration Cookbook Prashanth Jayaram, Ram Iyer November 30, 2018 566 pages I just want to go in eyes-open, knowing any pitfalls of the ...
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How is the GPL3 for GNU coreutils satisfied when I pull a docker image?

I would like to learn more about satisfying GPL3 object code distribution requirements with a hopefully simple enough example. I download a docker image for e.g. Debian from hub.docker.com with ...
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What licensing should I include or consider if I am building a program in Python and a range of PyPi libraries?

The program I am building for our production system relies heavily and Python and a few libraries such as pandas, flask, jupyter and pillow. I have observed that the licensing tied to them are mainly ...
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Copyright of scientific figures

Hope this question fit well in this community. Suppose that I create a scientific figure using some programs, e.g., Matlab/Python from some data. However, the programs script for generating the data ...
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License for JSON database that prevents proprietary use

I'm building a database consisting of large JSON files, based on sources that are licensed under the public domain or CC-BY. I would like this database to remain open but I would also like to prevent ...
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GPL source code, Interacting with proprietary software using socket, is it a GPL violation?

I have a open source application (written in PHP), Which depends on daemon/service process to do certain tasks. This open source application communicates with daemon/service process using socket. ...
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Why does Creative Commons recommend not using CC-BY licenses for software?

The FAQ on the Creative Commons website states: Can I apply a Creative Commons license to software? We recommend against using Creative Commons licenses for software. Instead, we strongly ...
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Copyright notice in the binaries of a library

I'm building a library that is based on a modified version of an already existing source released under the GPLv2 license. I'm modifying each files of the original project to adapt it to my needs, ...
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Stating changes involving secrecy in Apache version 2 licence

If I use a software licenced under Apache version 2 licence and there is a configuration file where I have to enter a secret key, do I have to state it as a change?

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