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Pros and cons of Open Collective vs. GitHub Sponsors?

I want to sponsor an open source project on behalf of our company – that is an important detail. The project (Yarn) has both Open Collective and GitHub sponsors, two questions I basically have: Is ...
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Helm charts with AGPL licenses

Some helm charts (for example https://github.com/minio/charts/blob/master/LICENSE) are using AGPL license. Helm chart is an instruction for helm https://helm.sh/ to deploy a cloud application to ...
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license of MIT license text?

Under which license is the license text of the MIT license itself distributed? If I make a new license based on the MIT license (a derivative work) and call it differently, am I allowed to do that?
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What license does the auto-generated code of Webpack have?

When I pack my application, Webpack generates additional code into the bundle output file(s). Under which license is this code and am I not obliged to include that license into the source code (as it ...
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Use of SaaS application with using a AGPL script as a command line tool

I am planning to use a command-line tool on a docker image that our SaaS application has used to deploy some microservices. This command-line tool is licensed under AGPL and one of our microservices ...
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Deriving from a GPL LaTeX package

Would it be against the GPL to publish a work (eg. a preamble) that has a dependency on both GPL and LPPL packages? The LPPL is not GPL compatible. Could I argue that the LPPL package is a system ...
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Require attribution with AGPL

I've read Is ONLYOFFICE restricting our freedom with their FAQ? (AGPL v3) and What are the attribution requirements of the AGPL license? but can't come to a definitive answer - how can I require ...
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Can PyQt5 projects use the MIT license?

I maintain a PyQt5 project on GitHub under the MIT license but now I am wondering if I am risking getting in trouble by not making it GPL... This answer makes me think that releasing my own code under ...
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Copyright considerations for using IEC standard in open-source code

I'd like to create an open-source database of electronic components and their standard, manufacturer-independent attributes. So, for example, a user could query the manufacturer part number for a ...
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What might be the licence for OpenAI model generated code snippets?

I saw an interesting video on computer-generated code snippets. The model has been trained on thousands of open source GitHub repositories. In the video, an AI model produced some small code ...
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Bumptech glide licensing

I'm using bumptech/glide for loading images in my app. After reading the License i saw that most of the library was licensed under the Apache License except for the AnimatedGifEncoder. License for ...
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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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Recursive license implications for third party FOSS components?

I'll use Qt as an exmaple: If I use Qt for a commercial software, I have to consider the Qt licensing, but at the same time Qt states many own third party components with different FOSS licenses. e.g....
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Am I free to use Intel syntax in an Apache/BSD-3 licensed disassembler?

My project, strop, includes a disassembler for each of the CPUs it supports. One of the CPUs is the KR580VM1, an Intel 8080 derivative from Soviet Ukraine. Like many projects in the Rust ecosystem, ...
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Bug in FFmpeg build allows GPL filter use from an LGPL build can I distribute FFMPEG as LGPL

I have build ffmpeg libraries configured for LGPL on multiple OS's looking to be called from my own code using ffmpeg filters to deinterleave video. below is the configure command. ./configure --...
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Does a BSD-3 repository own Pull Requests?

I submit a large PR to repository X. Later, I close the PR and make my own repository that uses some of X's code, and give X due attribution in the NOTICE file and function docstrings. At time of ...
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Are you required to license code under GPL if you're using TypeScript types from a GPL library?

I'm currently using a library that was licensed under the GNU General Public License (particularly GPL v3.0). This library consists mostly of types for software that is also under the GPL (but not ...
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How do I use a 3rd party 3-clause BSD license in a LGPL project?

I'm thinking of publishing my project (VSCode extension; binary and source) under LGPL. My code "statically links" a static library that is licensed under 3-clause BSD. Does that work? How ...
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GPL3 "code" in css and html templates: Implications for books hosted on the web

Bookdown is a commonly used package for authoring reports, books etc. in the R language (but can just be used for writing anything, if you know Markdown, and you want a way to produce HTML, PDF, ePub ...
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To what extent does the GCC Runtime Library Exception cover macros, typedefs and functions?

Recently, I've had some trouble trying to get std::thread working with MinGW g++. Considering that I don't want a dependency on gthread, I was wondering if I could use thread.cc (and cxxabi_forced.h) ...
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Does the GPLv3 give recipients the legal right to circumvent technological measures imposed on them by third-party redistributors?

To my understanding, a distributor of GPLv3 software who does not have any right to redistribute software except by becoming a GPLv3 licensee, and knowingly distributes GPLv3 software agrees to ...
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Am I legally obligated to disclose that my web app is using AngularJS?

I am using AngularJS in a web app I am building, and I'm wondering about the legal obligation of disclosing that my app uses AngularJS, and whether I need to make AngularJS's licence agreement ...
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Does the Python license allow to post modified versions of their source code on StackOverflow?

I just posted an answer on Stack Overflow which is largely based on a specific part of a module in the CPython standard library. The Python license seems to be permissive and they also indicate ...
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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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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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Include Eclipse 2.0-licensed software in commercial closed source software

It is not clear for me if it is possible to include software licensed under Eclipse Public License (EPL) 2.0 in commercial closed software. I have found some related questions (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) that ...
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Licensing question about using OpenJDK to build and run

I have a small java application which I was building with Oracle JDK till now. Now I am migrating this application to OpenJDK11 and am bit confused with the licensing. I am using RedHat distribution ...
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Java 11 program, GPLv2 + Classpath Exception license do I need to check everything

So following this schema if I wish to do everything free I can use the JDK's that are on https://jdk.java.net/ Now say that I wish to publish ready made packages for clients with jlink that I offer ...
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Can I make a commercial JAVA GUI interface to a GPL2 licensed R package that I authored?

I authored an R package that will be licensed under GPL2 due to some dependencies that I use also being GPL2. I was wondering if I would be allowed to make a commercial closed source JAVA GUI ...
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How to add Firebase API's licence into our app?

Like many other apps, whenever our app uses a third-party library, we add its licence to a page in our app displaying all third-party licences, be the licence MIT or Apache. Recently, we have added ...
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Ok to mix open source with closed source?

I am considering creating a product which has 2 parts: Client (video screengrabbing) - which makes use of an existing (GPL licenced) screen grabber and uploads video + metadata to … Server (video ...
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Usage of a part of a EPL library in LGPL or Apache 2 project

As I understand it, I am allowed to link a eclipse licensed jar to an LGPL or Apache 2 licensed open source project, without to change the projects license. Correct me if I am wrong. The question is,...
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using Open Font License (OFL) in commercial project

I was searching for better fonts and icons and ended up on Google Fonts. I was able to download the fonts for free which were under OFL. According to the included license file, The fonts and ...
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Creating first add-on to Open Source project with Bitbucket

I wish to install my first add-on to my newly acquired Bitbucket open source project. Should it be setup and developed on its on branch and then imported in when approved and working OR Edit the ...
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Do I need to add Flutter and Dart license into the app?

I'm currently programming an app with flutter and have already listed all the licenses I use from the packages on an individual license page in the Settings. The question I am now asking myself is do ...
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How to properly fulfill Apache 2.0 in commercial Android products at Google Play?

Given the plethora of Apache 2.0 libraries used to create many proprietary Android apps, how/where should we refer to the Apache License? Should we mention Apache license at Google Play, presenting a ...
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Can a program that uses a GPL library be closed source if it is distributed without the GPL library?

Suppose I create software that uses a library licensed under the GPL. If I distribute the software including the library, the software would have to be licensed under the GPL as well. But what if I ...
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MIT license modify package and names

Have downloaded code that is under the MIT license, and will modify parts of the code, as well as rename classes, namespaces and files, and relicense the code under one or all of the following ...
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Using Apache 2.0 libraries to test GPL 2 library

I'm making a library which is a derivative work of openjdk that's released under GPL 2.0 with Classpath Exception, so my library is obviously GPL 2.0+CE too. I'd like to write tests for my library ...
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Does MySQL / MariaDB allow proprietary (i.e. close-sourced) storage engines?

I understand that MySQL (community edition) and MariaDB are under GPL v2 license. Does it mean that it is not allowed to build proprietary database storage engines for them? It is inevitable that one ...
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Internal Python application and Python packages with multiple licenses

I am developing a tool for internal use in my company using Python and several Python packages. This tool uses different kinds of Python packages, all of which have one of GNU Public License, Lesser ...
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Including Apache 2 Licensed Code in Project

I have a large codebase licensed under GPL. There is another codebase I found one specific file to be useful in, and the whole codebase is under Apache 2. I cannot change the license of my project, ...
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Do I need QT Commercial License for annotation tool?

I'm going to make an annotation tool for deep learning using PyQT. Trained models are sold on the product. My annotation tool is not sold with the product. so, Customer can't see my annotation tool. ...
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Apache 2.0 License redistribute with package/class name change

I have been modifying an open source Apache 2.0 licensed project and now I want to re-distribute the code under the same license but under MY SET OF REPOS as the original company isn't wanting my ...
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System libraries and exceptions regarding closed source distribution

There are some specific usage examples I would like to learn, regarding of using some open source libraries inside a commercial closed source product(binary, executable). Most of the answers online ...
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Java Licensing Question

I have questions about Java licensing Well, after many court hearings with Oracle vs Google, I analyzed this topic again and I would like to ask you about a few things: Oracle was accusing Google of ...
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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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Proprietary app injecting CSS into a remote self-hosted GPL web-app in WebView

I'm building a proprietary application that loads into its WebView a remote, self-hosted GPLv2 licensed web application. I'm sure that loading a resource via WebView will not violate GPL (the web ...
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Can I use unmodified Grafana as the visualisation component of my commercial service?

In the light of the new AGPL Grafana license, can we still use unmodifed Grafana served as a docker image on cloud as the visualisation component of our commercial service? My understanding so far is ...
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Distributing a proprietary library that uses an LGPL library

I would like to create a JAVA library, that will use an LGPL library. The LGPL library is a library that provides an API to create charts, whereas my library will provide a more high level API like ...
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