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Distributing GPL binary which has no source and unresponsive author

I was found in a situation where some author published a binary which was widely used. Unfortunately he never shared the source despite marking the program as GPL (version not specified). Despite ...
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Can i use some open source libraries from GitHub in my app and publish them on google play store with ads monetization?

I have read many articles and terms over open source license provider but little confusions regarding how we can legally used that modules in our app development. There are multiple questions in my ...
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Modifying and releasing Windows-XP code [closed]

Am I legally allowed to modify (remove bloatware, rewrite functions etc.) to leaked code and release it online for free? I don't intend to license anything, it's just mostly for a personal project to ...
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How Viscosity VPN integrates OpenVPN with GPL2 license?

My understanding of GPL2 license make impossible that a proprietary software like "Viscosity" could possibly include a GPL2 code like OpenVPN. But going to their page, they clearly state ...
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Recommendations For Open Source Project [closed]

I can't follow many tips on the internet for css project, cause they aren't for such projects. I am looking for ideas, suggestions and recommendations for my oss project. Link for reference: https://...
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Do you have to be mark the changes when modifying code under MIT, Apache2.0 or BSD?

I'm currently programming a Flutter mobile app and a website. I use code from the MIT license on the website and the app. In the app I also use code under the Apache 2.0 license and the BSD 3 clause. ...
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google_font license (Apache2.0) has no Copyright what to do?

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. I also used the google_font package. ...
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Are “semiconductor masks” under copyright in the GNU GPL?

Here's a part of the GNU GPL 3.0: 0. Definitions. "This License" refers to version 3 of the GNU General Public License. "Copyright" also means copyright-like laws that apply to other kinds of ...
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Can a package manager solve the AGPL “remote network interaction” problem?

Says AGPLv3: Notwithstanding any other provision of this License, if you modify the Program, your modified version must prominently offer all users interacting with it remotely through a computer ...
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Is Process one witholding feature updates to community version to promote business edition and their SaaS offering

https://docs.ejabberd.im/ejabberd-faq/ Does ProcessOne voluntarily hold some code in ejabberd community to push toward the business edition? No. We never do that and have no plan doing so with the ...
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I have ported a CC BY 3.0 website template as a theme on a CMS platform. Can I sell it on the CMS marketplace?

I have ported a CC BY 3.0 website template as a theme on a CMS platform. I've made a few UI/UX improvements over the original template. Can I use the theme for commercial purposes on the CMS ...
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Can you release binaries on GitHub, and have it under an EULA?

Say someone made software, put it up on GitHub under the GPLv3 License, but then had an EULA that is not supplied with the binaries on GitHub, do you have to follow the EULA, or the GPL? And do they ...
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Are all applications directly connected to the project also covered by the GPL?

We use WordPress (GPL license), a child theme of a theme and plugins under GPL and just a few code snippets under the MIT license. The code only runs internally on the server and only provides a paid ...
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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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Which license can protect a software to be distribute without changes under a different name?

I'm looking for a license that fit in the following points: Software source code will be public so anyone can read it or use it. Anyone can contribute or add modifications to the source code (pull ...
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Can I use a AGPL/GPL package and software for closed-source backend API?

I'm creating an API for a website. An interesting Node.js package I would need is licensed under the AGPL-3. that package is a binding library that speaks to a GPL-2 licensed software (compiled binary)...
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Use package / package-lock for acknowledgments?

I wanted to create a site with acknowledgements/attributions for all the packages used in my project (that's even required for the MIT licenses). So I thought about using package.json for that purpose....
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How does the LGPL apply to the Web and define distribution?

If I use the lgpl licensed javascript library, do I have to release a closed source web application that is using it? I feel like it's unnecessary, as long as I don't modify the source of the library. ...
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javascript and LGPL

Javascript File A imports Javascript File B( B is LGPL License) Is linking of A and B is dynamic linking or static linking? is *.js file a library or just source file? Should A be disclosed? Or is it ...
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Copyleft licenses that do not mandate free distribution?

The GPL tries to guarantee that a piece of software, and all derivative versions of that software, will allow anybody to use, study, modify, and distribute the software however they choose. I think ...
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How to use GPL-licensed project with MIT code snippet license correctly?

My company uses WordPress (GPL license), a child theme of a theme and plugins under GPL and just a few code snippets under the MIT license. Because the GPL license is the stronger license (MIT license ...
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can open source software be proprietary? if so, what examples exist?

quick question, i'm doing research into open source software and i was wondering if open source software be proprietary? if so, what examples exist? what examples exist of source code that is open ...
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sox.exe license with commercial software

I was hoping to bundle sox.exe which I would like to bundle with software that I intend to sell. Here are both the home page and the site where you can download it. http://sox.sourceforge.net/Main/...
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Metaflac.exe and flac.exe license with commercial software

With this zip file, it contains both the metaflac.exe and flac.exe that I would like to bundle with software that I intend to sell. The license is here. https://xiph.org/flac/license.html I'm unclear ...
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can I get rid of the GPL-v3 LICENCE file if I use GPL-v3 licensed code but declare it in `package.json`?

I've been working with a project lately involving the usage of live2d. live2d, however, is licensed under GPLv3, so in my understanding I must include the GPLv3 licence file in my repository. However,...
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What to do if someone forked your project and removed its' license?

Say you created a website and it's open-source under MIT. A month later, I changed it to GPL-3.0 License. A month passed again, someone forked my project in GitHub and is making money off it via ...
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Add author to MIT license? [duplicate]

I have forked a git repository where the original author has added a MIT license. The license begins with: Copyright (c) 2017 Original Author Now, I have added some significant contributions to the ...
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Proprietary Software + GPL: A case study with OctaneRender and Blender

Background: I currently stumbled across an interesting case of a combination between a proprietary software and a GPL software, which I am trying to understand: There is the GPL software Blender - a ...
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Licensing a code based on a research paper

I have recently ran into a research paper which explains a technique of image-processing. Now, the paper just explains the process and is not based on any specific coding-language, but we can say that ...
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How exactly do I comply with open source software under Apache 2.0 if I'm only using some code and not all?

This is my first time posting here and I'm sorry if any of my questions are silly. This is my first time dealing with open source code and licenses. I'm working on a small game engine and I decided to ...
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Am I violating the terms of the base licenses when I publish my project on GitHub without any license and/or links to authors of used components?

Many developers, students, etc. put their code on GitHub without any links to authors of used components and licenses. I tried find a new job and yesterday HR ask me create Rest API with django + drf ...
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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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a problem with SIMILAR emojis to existing ones

it was some time ago but, yeah, my emojis (yes, emojis, not a joke, that's not even funny) ruined my github account (i just got flagged). for the now i was trying to use other platforms/solutions (...
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Documented protocol of proprietary software + plugin of GPL software

Please assume the following: There is a GPL software (G), which provides API to write plugins to this software (GP). There is a closed-source / proprietary software (P), which has an openly ...
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Can someone else copyright for themselves already copyrighted things?

I’m not sure to say about it here (but for the now it’s place most focused on law in SE). Recently I found a guy on routinehub who said that all his app is copyrighted. He made app fully and only from ...
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Converting fonts to curves for other companies' drawings: Font Licensing?

We have a server that allows for anyone to do processing on different vector files. One feature we are planning is to allow them to convert SVG's with text elements to paths. In order to do this ...
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If I use a lot of libraries with the exact same license, can I condense the required attributions and notices?

I'm developing a project that happens to use a lot of open-source third-party libraries by different authors. Most of these libraries use the same license (mostly MIT, with the occasional Apache or ...
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Do I have to worry about software dependency licence management?

Does a licence for a product such as Express JS take account of the most onerous licence in its dependencies? We only develop in JavaScript and use NPM for module management; does NPM itself do any ...
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Published & monetized apps on the Google Play Store using GitHub libraries licensed under “BSD 2-Clause ”Simplified“ License” and “Apache License 2.0”

I slightly modified some libraries from GitHub, published them in the form of apps on the Google Play Store and monetized them. The libraries are licensed under "BSD 2-Clause "Simplified&...
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Is it possible to use QT under LGPL for a hardware commercial product?

I am considering using QT for a commercial hardware product. The product will have a Raspberry Pi Compute Module and will run standard Raspberry Pi Linux OS. It will load our application, which will ...
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Can you make an Operating system runs top of linux kernel but closed source?

Is possible to just make a modified kernel open source but not the operating system?
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Should I include copyright in a minified distribution of my js file?

For example, I have a index.js file (copyrighted), I minify it using UglifyJS and store in index.min.js file, but my copyright notice is removed, should I add it again in index.min.js? If yes, Can I ...
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What sort of requirements apply to (A)GPL software on an SSH server?

I'm trying to better understand the GNU AGPL. The only thing the AGPL is concerned with beyond the GPL is remote interaction: if you modify the Program, your modified version must prominently offer ...
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Can I sell licenses for a modified version of Artistic License 2.0 licensed software?

I am trying to license some code such that people can make modified works from it and profit from that, but they can't just take my work verbatim and profit from it. Right now I'm really leaning ...
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Can I delete or recreate my repository freely if it have code under GPLv3?

I have a public repository on GitHub with project and source code under GPLv3. Can I freely drop repository and close project if I don't want to develop it. And after some years maybe I want publish ...
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Arguments for using a FLOSS license

I wrote code for an employer which, I feel, would benefit from being released under a copyleft (e.g. LGPL) or permissive (e.g. MIT) license. The code is of general utility and exists well outside the ...
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Can a GPL'ed WordPress plugin/theme incorporate an AGPL library?

If I develop a WordPress theme/plugin, and release it under a GPL license, can my plugin/theme incorporate (include) a third party library that is licensed under AGPL v.3? If so, does my plugin/theme ...
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How should I format licences to redistribute Apache 2.0-based project?

I want to redistribute the compiled binaries and headers of OpenCV. That means that I'm going to: Download some compiled release from OpenCV's Releases page. Create my own repository which will ...
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Commercial license required to build Python packages with Microsoft C++ build tools?

The developer life becomes incredibly complicated once you work in commercial companies. Recently, I ran into the problem that I wanted to install the Python packages turbodbc, sktime, and tslearn. ...
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Should the license header be preceded by the copyright holder?

I'm open sourcing a proprietary codebase (license TBD, probably Apache) were all files have the header: Copyright <company name>. All rights reserved. Should this line be preserved in addition ...

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