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license: is a correctness proof of a piece of code a derivative of the code

Suppose you take a piece of GPL code and write an English document sketching a proof of correctness of the code. Would your document be considered a derivative of the code. Can it only be distributed ...
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How to credit packages used in a commercial flutter project?

I have used many libraries from the pub dev site in my flutter project and i notices many of them use the bsd, mit or apache 2.0 licence. I want to release this app in the future and have read that ...
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In Dojo Toolkit before 1.14, there is unescaped string injection in dojox/Grid/DataGrid.: CVE-2018-15494

We use an older verion of dojo in our product and our upgrade to newer version needs lot of overhauling of the product code - which is not possible at this wee hour. But we need to get rid of this ...
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How to credit open source package if I just borrow a function

I'm writing an open source Python module. Within my code is a function which I have adapted from a function which I found in an other open source package. If that other package was a direct dependency ...
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Is there a free open source version of Android SDK available for use?

When I download Android SDK from https://developers.android.com, I am prompted to agree with Google's EULA. What should I use in order to avoid agreeing on these terms? I'm under impression that ...
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Which licensing model should I use to share software within a company?

This is just hypothetical at this point. So just doing some ground work to understand, if this is even possible. If yes, which licensing model is most appropriate? Our company has several units. In ...
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Using a licensed code which use an unlicensed code without explicit mention an authorization from the author [duplicate]

I checked What can I assume if a publicly published project has no license? Is my code FLOSS just because it is published it on GitHub? Open source code with no license… can I fork it? and other ...
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Using code with copyright waiver and no license

I have come across a file in a repository that says the following source code put in public domain by xxx, no copyright It does not contain an explicit license, just the aforementioned waiver. My ...
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Can I place restrictions on public domain software that I modify. I want to make closed source but freely available binary

Can I place restrictions on public domain software that I modify. I want to make closed source but freely available binary.
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AGPL - Api usage

I am currently working on a workout app for a gym and in my research stumbled upon wger. https://wger.de/en/software/license. An API distributed under AGPL. My question is the following: Does the ...
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What license can I use for source code in an (e)book, that does not restrict binary distribution?

I'm writing an eBook (perhaps to be published physically one day) on the topic of programming. As such, it contains many coding samples. I want to expressly allow readers to copy the source code of ...
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Time limit to supply source code under GPL

About a week ago I found some commercial software that is closed source using two GPL v2 licensed packages in the binaries. I emailed the company back and forth and they finally agreed that they would ...
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What is the difference between contributor, member and collaborator?

Is collaborator just a contributor with "commit-bit" and other privileges or there is more to it?
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Licensing user-generated content

I am developing a software that is licensed AGPLv3. It's a simple tool that takes a user-provided string and generates an image based on it. What license is the generated image under? Can I choose the ...
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I made my own open source license. Is it any good? Is it legal?

I made a license using the 3 clause BSD license as a base and added parts from the Apache 2.0 license. I was wondering if this license would hold any water or if it is legal. My legal knowledge is nil....
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What are the benefits of having a benevolent dictator for life (BDFL) on OSS?

I've seen a number of differing governance styles on open source projects. Some have looser contribution restrictions, with PR approval coming from people who have earned the privilege to do so, ...
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Will there be any restrictions if I use a MIT licensed module which is built on a GPL library in my commercial software?

I want to use a Python module (https://github.com/Belval/pdf2image) in my commercial software. This module is licensed under the MIT license whereas the library (Poppler) it is built on is licensed ...
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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 developer creates a binary from the code and puts to releases section, does it match the code in a restrictive way so there is no chance that malicious code is compiled into it? How Github ...
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GeForce nvidia driver license for commerical use?

source community, consider building a commercial system consisting of a GPU-enabled desktop computer with pre-installed drivers and software. Nvidia makes a distinction between their GeForce and ...
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Does a web application avoid becoming a “derivative work” if it loads in an unmodified GPL-2 javascript library?

Say I have a web page: ... <!-- A custom javascript library --> <script src="myCustomScript.js"></script> <!-- A GPL2 javascript library --> <script src="...
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Must I share made modifications of a software which has a AGPL-3.0 license and is founded on github?

I try to understand If I must release my own modifications of an existent software which is under AGPL-3.0. This site says: You must disclose your source code when you distribute, publish or serve (i....
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Can I publish my closed source game on github and sell it on steam or itch.io for example? [duplicate]

So basically I have finished coding my own game and I want to create a repo on GitHub to manage the code. But can I use the code for commercial use and sell it on steam, and/or itch.io? And do I need ...
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Is Google's Chrome web browser truly open source?

I have been trying to understand if Google's Chrome web browser is truly open source. Some people claim that it is, while others claim that it integrates binary blobs for which the source is ...
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Can we use excel4node for commercial

Now I am using excel4node in my product. excel4node is using jszip which using openent. excel4node is under MIT license, jszip under both MIT and GPl license, but openent is GPL licence. So can I use ...
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Can I get paid to make code that includes GPLv2 libraries?

I've been asked to make an application about astrology, and I would like to use this library https://github.com/astrolin/ephemeris/tree/develop/src/java/swisseph-2.01.00-01, however it is licensed ...
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Take a piece of GPL'ed code and put it in code under other license?

What happens if I take a small piece of code (~400 lines) that is licensed under GPLv2, and modify and use it in my own project? Am I now obliged to license my program under GPL, or can I use a more ...
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What can I do if somebody copied my MPL-2.0 licensed code and released under their name?

To give more details, I've created a repository on GitHub, and I'm using the MPL-2.0 license (not only as a separate file but also with a copyright notice in each source file). Now, after some time, ...
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Using LGPL for shared library, and ASL for scripts?

My software is a compiled Python module, which provides commands when loaded into the interpreter. In the project, the source code and accompanying Python scripts are using the Apache Software License ...
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Using the Qt framework strictly for a personal project I want in my GitHub portfolio

I am using the Qt framework for a personal project of mine. Not intended to be sold or used by anyone else. Just a cool project that I want to have in my portfolio. What is required of me under the ...
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Copyleft for screenplay that forces film to be free

Consider I wrote a screenplay or book and I want if someone make a film from it, share it with same license that I used (Or another free license that keeps this constraint). Is CC BY-SA okay? Or is ...
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How do products like MongoDB not violate the GPL licenses?

I'm quite confused with MongoDB's licensing model. MongoDB at its core is an open-source project, licensed under the SSPL which is a small modification of the AGPLv3 license. Then how does it release ...
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Does “open source” always mean “open access”?

I will frame my question with a concrete example: HELYX is a software based on another software OpenFOAM. OpenFOAM is an open-source freely-accessible software distributed with GPLv3 licence. HELYX ...
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Can Commons Clause be used along with AGPL?

This article implies that Commons Clause and AGPL could be compatible, while FSF seems to completely disagree with that. Can Commons Clause be applied on a AGPL project? Some have misconstrued that ...
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Does DMCA protect third-party website?

GitHub is protect by DMCA, i.e., so long as a service provider follows the DMCA's notice-and-takedown rules, it won't be liable for copyright infringement based on user-generated content. If another ...
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QT Licensing - limitations

I have seen that QT framework offers 4 licenses, as shown here: https://www.qt.io/product/features Quoting: Commercial: A commercial license keeps your code proprietary where only you can control and ...
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A license for a python project with unforseen libraries usage and lots of outside contribution?

I'm not good at legalities and this is my first official project so I have little knowledge of copyrights and licenses. I haven't read a lot of legal documents and only a bit of knowledge about ...
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Someone open-sourced an un-open-source project

Someone (Person_A) is sharing an open source project (Project_A) on GitHub. The Project_A is a decompiled version of another project (Project_B). But the original Project_B is not open source, and ...
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Compliance issue with drools-compiler including Eclipse ECJ

We have an dependency to drools-compiler (Version 7.19.0.Final) in one of our microservices: // Drools Compiler :: https://mvnrepository.com/artifact/org.drools/drools-compiler libraryDependencies += &...
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Using pre-built library wimlib with GLP/LGPL dual licensing in closed source commercial product

Need help with a **complicated GPL/LGPL Dual Licensing issue**. We need to read the contents of a .ESD file which which is nothing but a LZMA compressed .WIM file. I am planning to use the wimlib ...
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Can I protect my open source library from USA software patent?

I am writing a library that may violate software patents. I just don't want to lose my time trying to see if I violate any software patents: I suppose that any skilled mathematician could be able to ...
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What is the correct term for software whose source code is available only to read?

The software is distributed under these terms: Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software&...
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How to say thanks in a Git repository

How to make a list of people and companies that I want to thank for somehow taking part in the creation of a repo? A paragraph in README.md? What's the header then? A special file? How to name it? I ...
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Is “Signed-off-by” really needed for a GitHub hosted project?

Suppose my GitHub project requires DCO. In case of DCO, for a "proof" of origin it's usually enough to add a commit message that includes Signed-off-by line. But in case of GitHub it's very ...
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How to protect a project from license infringement, without a CLA?

I am considering releasing a project of mine using the GNU Affero General Public License. I have been researching Contributor License Agreements, Developer Certificate of Origin, as well as the pros/...
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I accidentally released some of my code, on github, without a licence, what rights (if any) do others have with respect to it? [duplicate]

Also, I didn't disclaim any warranty (which is typically part of the license). Does that mean others can sue for damage? (In the BSD 2-clause license this looks like: "THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ...
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How to explicitly allow static linking EUPL licensed library from differently licensed code?

I am developing library and I want to license it under EUPL v1.2. EUPL is not very clear about whether linking EUPL licensed library creates derivative work, so I want to explicitly allow it for both ...
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What should I do when using apache licensed library in my github project

I am maintaining a Github project which is owned by our company. It's a sample for demonstrating how to use the software sold by our company. My question is, if I want to modify code of another ...
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Open Source license for a software implementation of a game for which I don't own IP (on mechanics, design, ..)

I am implementing an online version of a card game. The author and publisher of the game owns the IP, evidently (e.g on mechanics and design). the game (mechanics) and the graphics are our ...
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How can we verify that the open-source code is deployed and actually in use?

Many corona apps are developed in the moment, and some of them e.g. In Germany are open source. Many people fear to be spied by this app. Im definitely Not one of them. Still it raised the question ...
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Licensing of independent implementation of GPL language

Say I choose to implement an interpreter or compiler for an existing programming language whose (only) reference implementation is distributed under the GPL. If in doing so I do not derive any code ...

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