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React-native license already exist on initialization

I didn't know where to ask this question, so I will drop it here. I found an MIT for Emin Khateeb in a new react-native typescript initialisation how can I include my own license? and should I remove ...
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FFmpeg, libx265 and GPLv2/3 binary distribution

I have a question regarding FFmpeg binary distribution and libx265 and GPLv2/3 The FFmpeg documentation says that libx265 is GPLv2-or-later - https://www.ffmpeg.org/general.html#x265 - but the x265 ...
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GNU GPL v3 - If the author of a GPL software library makes changes under paid contract to a company, who "owns" the changes?

So, for example, assume an independent software developer has created a library and has licensed it under GPL v3. The developer is then contracted by a company to develop a software product for the ...
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How to give attribution to media that is used in game

I downloaded a audio clip licensed under Attribution 3.0 (it literally just said "license: Attribution 3.0"). I am using this in a JavaScript game. Where should the attribution go? Can I do ...
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Providing compiling instructions for AGPLv3 software as part of a BSD licensed code

I develop a software that is licensed under BSD-4, but has some optional modules that rely on different existing third party libraries (TPL) which are licensed under AGPL v3 . The optional modules can ...
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What modifications to the Authors and License section in the README file of a cloned repository are permissible under an MIT License?

Suppose Robert Smith has a repo with a README file containing this section: Authors Robert Smith Robert Smith's website License Code copyright Robert Smith. Code released under the MIT license. ...
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I previously released a work under GPL, can I release the same work under another license?

Some time ago, I wrote a small program to automate a simple task. At the time, I released the program under the GPL license. I'm the sole author of the work and it was not created for hire (I was not ...
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Do the licenses of dependencies matter if the dependencies are not actually shipped by my software?

I have a github repository that I plan on making public, and I'm in the process of choosing a license for it. It's a Python project that utilizes a number of open source libraries. The code for those ...
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Do I have to ship a LGPL library as a whole?

I plan on using a LGPL licenced library for my work (my projecte will be MIT). I only use a subset of the library files though, since I plan on statically linking the library. Do I have to provide the ...
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How to publish a software for use with a disrespected website?

I am part of a community website, which is seen as disrespected by many people who do not know much about the community. People in the community hide their real identities by using pseudonyms and not ...
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How do I license my code that needs to include code under 'GPLv2 only', 'GPLv3' and 'BSD 3'?

If I understand the table (mentioned at https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#AllCompatibility) correctly, I can use either 'LGPLv2.1 only' or 'LGPLv2.1 or later' for my code if I want to include ...
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Attempting to understand CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 followup

As a followup to my earlier question, I'm having trouble understanding the section about derivatives. From About The Licenses concerning CC BY-NC-ND: This license is the most restrictive of our six ...
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Can I use the output of a free for personal use software that requires a license for commercial use in an art project

As the title says, can I use the output, a jpeg image, of a software which states it can be downloaded free of charge for academic, government, nonprofit, and personal use, but which requires a ...
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Is it possible to have an MIT-licensed directory inside an MPL 2.0 repository?

I'm licensing my project under MPL 2.0, but I have a certain directory for utilities that I don't want to be under copyleft. If I put an MIT license in the said directory, can it override the MPL 2.0 ...
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Can I impose the requirement of a paid license if and only if my software is offered as a service?

I'm getting ready to open source a project that facilitates the deployment, maintenance, and orchestration of data platforms on just about any architecture (locally, on any cloud of your choosing, on ...
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Including design reference implementations with open source program

I am developing an open-source FPGA project that targets multiple FPGA development boards. The project itself is licensed MIT. On one of the targets, the VGA-to-HDMI encoder chip included on the board ...
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What should I do if I am using an Apache License 2.0 library in my android application?

If I am using a library that is licensed under Apache License 2.0, do I need to credit the author in my application? If yes then where exactly in the application (in description of play store or any ...
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How is "GPL-2 | GPL-3" to be interpreted?

A lot of packages in R (and I'm assuming in other languages as well) are licesed as "License: GPL-2 | GPL-3". Others as "GPL (>= 2)" and others as "MIT + file LICENSE"....
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Can a GPL license be converted to Proprietary by the author later?

Can the author of software make it proprietary after making it gpl?
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Help with GPL license

So I want to use some code under GPLv3 for a project do we have to use GPLv3? The project I’m making costs money am I allowed to have free GPL code in a paid project? Do I have to make my source code ...
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How to make my iOS project source-closed while it must use open source code?

My colleague and I are writing a software named hin2n-ios, which is an implementation of n2n (a peer to peer VPN software) on iOS platform. So it is inevitable to call or use the code of n2n. the n2n ...
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How to be funded (e.g. ITEA) in Europe for open source development (RefPerSys, symbolic AI) [closed]

I am developing on my spare time (at home only), with some unpaid other partners (in India) the RefPerSys symbolic artificial intelligence software (GPLv3+, for Linux, code on https://github.com/...
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Licensing pretrained machine learning models

For trained a model I have used training data set covered by BSD license and using a software covered by Apache License 2.0. Now I would like to publish the pretrained model on GitHub. Which license ...
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Is GitHub "releases" section safe from malicious code? To be specific, does the binary match the code in a restrictive way?

When a developer creates a binary from the code and puts it in the releases section, does it match the code in a restrictive way so there is no chance that malicious code is compiled into it? How does ...
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Which licenses are to be considered when developing a software

I am developing my first open source software, but choosing the appropriate license is getting difficult for me (maybe because of the bad suggestions I have read on the internet). My program uses the ...
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Using GPL License Library separately in a Commercial Project

I am developing a WPF program (Program1) which can read/write data in my PostgreSQL Database. However, when I start to develop the Print PDF function, I found that the free PDFSharp/MigraDoc cannot ...
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Attempting to understand CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

I was wondering if I could get clarification on the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence. Suppose if I uploaded to my Github repository a .pdf of a technical book I've written and want to share. According to CC BY-...
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Options for complying with LGPL when building proprietary Rust binaries

I'm looking at creating a proprietary USB driver in Rust to interface with a USB product via libusb. I'm a big fan of Rust static linking because it simplifies deployment but it doesn't fit very well ...
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Properly crediting MIT license? [duplicate]

I know there are a million questions about this license but none that I have read have satisfied me. I used react-collapsible in a react project and created a react-collapsible-license.txt file in the ...
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Choice of and conversion between licenses

I have found an article with links to compare license types, but as there are so many, it's still very hard to decide, so I will have to keep reading, but what I hope to find are answers to the ...
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Does using an AGPL 3.0 software via its REST API force to disclose source from calling software? [duplicate]

I'm currently developing a CMMS software. To allow pictures and other documents to be stored, I would like to use an Amazon S3-compatible API. To allow this, I was thinking of using Min.io server ...
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What license should I use for releasing a design system free for everyone to use, adapt, develop etc.?

I have created a new media/format of presenting video, but is not a 'technology' but a concept, a design system. I want to release the idea for free for anyone to develop, use etc. What kind of ...
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How could a large open source project manage the Pull Requests?

I was thinking about a very complicated GitHub open source project, how to manage pull requests. For example, here there are close to a thousand pull requests . How could the k8s administrator ...
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Android to Fully Libre (FOSS)

HI I found that an Android uses the Same Kernal of Linux same of (Linus Torvalds) which contains Non-free blobs (proprietary code) as per my research these blobs can be harmful as Linus Torvalds tells ...
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Relicensing from GPLv2 only to GPLv3 and later

my question is hopefully clearly stated in the title. I have released software with the GPLv2 only license but later changed my mind and wanted to relicense it under GPLv3 or later. Is this possible ...
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If someone purchases a MIT license for code that is otherwise GPLv3, may they redistribute it? May they upload it on Github?

A fellow developer has done something that has made me curious, he has a popular javascript front-end package on GitHub which for years was licensed under MIT, then all of a sudden he released a v2 ...
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Package that includes a library file with non-commercial license

We are trying to use a package released by a commercial entity for use with one of their reporting software. I think it was closed source at one point then they converted it to a "Community" ...
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GPL-v3 using along with closed source via rest api

I want to use CMS distributed under GPL-v3 licenses. I am building a web application with closed code and my app invokes via REST API backend under GPL-v3. Question: is it legal to use GPL-v3 along ...
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What is the difference between Oracle JDK and OpenJDK

I'm fairly new to Java programming and I've recently read this article from Oracle(from September 2018). https://blogs.oracle.com/java-platform-group/oracle-jdk-releases-for-java-11-and-later. What ...
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Open sourcing code using SLA0044 libraries (STmicroelectronics license)

I'm writing a program using the STmicroelectronics STM32_USB_Device_Library. I'd like to make this program open source, preferably under a GPL license, though I might consider MIT or BSD. This program ...
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Should I publish everything running on Linux under GPL?

According to the official GPL 2 FAQ, I have to use GPL for any project using a library under GPL (even if I don't directly use its sources), because my program links to the library. But when I run an ...
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Do mirror sites have to provide source code alongside binaries for (L)GPL software?

When a mirror site provides binary download for GPL software (e.g. Git for Windows, when mirrored from GitHub Releases), is it mandatory that the site provide source code tarball or zipball as well? ...
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Using GNU General Public Licensed code in an MIT Licensed application

I am developing a GUI Java-based application using swing and am thinking of using the MIT license, though when reading the licenses stated in the components of java swing I see that they are licensed ...
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Can I make my own Android library project source closed while it's being used by a GPLv3 main project?

I'm editing an Android program which under GPLv3 license. I want to let it send and receive encrypted packet, so I added a library project which encrypt and decrypt packet. The main project is under ...
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What are the restrictions for software licenses if I use source code from the Java documentation?

I plan to use source code from Oracles Java documentation, which contains the following license information. Since I'm not used to publishing my code, but I have to this time, I have no idea of the ...
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Can an apache-licensed project's trademark be used in a binary of the official source?

The Apache 2.0 license states Trademarks. This License does not grant permission to use the trade names, trademarks, service marks, or product names of the Licensor, except as required for reasonable ...
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Is there a way to "Trigger" a build, once a commit is pushed?

I have a Linux machine, but I also need to build my flutter apps to ios. I am working on a small project with another guy, so we have one central git repo. I am able to access my ios emulator from my ...
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Can i use MIT licensed software in my personal product and can i sell my product?

I am thinking about develop my personal software and i will sell it but my question is can i use MIT Open source Licensed software UI template for my personal product and can i sell it on commercially ...
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How do you work with open core code efficiently in Git?

MPL 2.0 license allows for using open source code in part of a 'larger work' (the closed source), where the 'larger work' is contained in separate files. What is an efficient way to maintain an open ...
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AGPL license - RStudio Server

I know that there are certainly already many questions on this topic - I have also read through quite a few, but unfortunately still do not understand it. I am in the process of deploying an RShiny ...

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