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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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How can an AGPL web application allow proprietary plugins?

We are developing a web application (REST API backend + frontend, both Python/Flask if that matters). We want to distribute it as a free software and we'd prefer a GPL license over a less restrictive ...
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What is a good permissive license for the public domain but restrictive for proprietary corporations? [duplicate]

I want my source to be free as in freedom to the public but restrictive for proprietary corporations, I do remember there being one but I have forgotten it.
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How to provide credit when modifying a design with a CC BY-SA license?

Background: A few years ago, I've designed a low-cost scientific instrument and published all schematics, building instructions and necessary scripts in open source under the Creative Commons ...
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Closed source project based on OpenVPN/OpenSSL

Using code base of OpenVPN (GNU GPLv2 license) in proprietary closed source project is under consideration. OpenVPN uses OpenSSL (Apache License 2.0). Changes in OpenSSL are needed only (OpenVPN will ...
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Can I send a pull request of a License file to a project?

I found an open issue in a GitHub repository requesting a permissive license for the project to be used by other people. It was answered by saying that they will put an MIT License, but was not done ...
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Use Mint Y theme look and feel in MIT licensed library

I'm writing an UI library for JavaScript. I wish to release my work under the MIT license. As part as my code I wish to provide a hand crafted theme based on the look and feel of the Mint Y family of ...
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Can I publish my SpamAssassin plugin under MIT licence on Github?

I would like to publish my custom SpamAssassin plugin under the MIT licence on GitHub but I am not sure if it is possible. SpamAssassin is licensed under the Apache Licence 2.0 and vast majority of ...
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JDK Documentation Examples Licence

What is the license for code examples in the JDK's documentation? For example: The code examples present in this javadoc. Additionally, in general do code examples embedded in documentation always ...
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Find a library license markdown_to_asciidoc?

In my enterprise project I use as a transitive dependency io.github.swagger2markup:markup-document-builder:1.1.2 which has an Apache-2.0 License. But the problem is one of its transitive dependencies ...
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AGPL library usage for an internal software

I am working in the healthcare reimbursement ("mutuelle") in belgium and I wrote a network application that use an AGPL package. So, this application will be just used internally to provide ...
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Qt Installer Framework to distribute closed source project [duplicate]

I work for a company where I'm developing an application based on a number of Qt components. We want o keep application source code closed and use Qt for free, I understand that means use Qt under ...
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What's the license for a Qt based project? [duplicate]

https://www.qt.io/product/features I work for a company where I'm developing a project based on a number of Qt components. Not using Qt commercial license, after reading here and there about Qt ...
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Can I install Qt using online installer, while under LGPL? [duplicate]

https://www.qt.io/product/features I'm working for a company where I'm developing an application based on a number of Qt components, keeping application source code closed is important. So I'm trying ...
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Am I allowed to use QtCreator while working for a company, if I'm using LGPL?

On Qt Modules and Tools for Designers and Developers if I choose LGPL then under Development Tools I see QtCreator is disabled. And LGPL v3: With LGPLv3 license option you can use the essential ...
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I'm using Magick.NET in my apps, should I append license to my app directly or can I link it through my website?

I have two questions about Magick.NET license: As the title says, I'm making apps that use the Magick.NET library. Since Magick.NET is under the Apache 2 license, I wonder if I have to append Apache ...
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Can Qt be used in company project?

I work for a company in which I'm developing a Qt application. So when I install Qt using the online installer it asks me to mark a checkbox saying I am an individual person not using Qt for any ...
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What is the impact of the LGPL license on building solutions using abp.io?

I want to write commercial, closed-source applications using abp.io. Given that abp.io is licensed as LGPL, LGPL is primarily seen as a license for libraries, and abp.io is a framework, not a library -...
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Can you dual-license your own code, e.g. release a library as strict GPL (not LGPL), but then use that library in your own proprietary program? [duplicate]

As the author of a codebase, I understand that I have the right to decide how to license my code. If I write a library of code and release it under the pure GPL, that means that anyone else using my ...
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Is it legal to "simulate" Yubikey OTP authentication with an Arduino in own product?

I found the following Github Repo that makes it possible to build your own Yubikey with an Arduino Leonardo device. https://github.com/pagong/arduino-yksim Pretty cool. However I am wondering if using ...
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Is database migration script covered by GPL?

I am using a product whose code is covered by GPL2. All fine except that when a major update is released, it relies on database changes which are effected by a script (sometimes hundreds of lines long)...
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What license do IETF RFC standards use?

I would like to modify an existing IETF RFC (Request for Comments) Standard and I was wondering what license they would fall under. I assume they are under something similar to the Unlicense but I ...
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PyQt5 Commercial License

Suppose I do the following: I code out a very small python program (like no more than five hundred lines of code): I download relevant packages about PyQt5, opencv, numpy, math and matplotlib at ...
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Dual licensing AGPL 3.0/EUPL 1.2

Can OS project published on Github be dual licensed for AGPL and EUPL 1.2? If so, what technically needs to be done for that?
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If my repository uses a MIT license, can I submit a DMCA takedown for someone who copied it?

I have an MIT-licensed repository which has been copied entirely, just replacing the author's name. I've heard that MIT takes away most copyright and permits free use, but if anyone can copy code and ...
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Using CC-BY-SA style file with a CC-BY template (to allow filled-in-templates to be private)

This is another try of my previous question. Still trying to find a license that will be open source, but protect the end documents (which are personal) from the templates (which are blank). I have a ...
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Extend GPL v3 software with library under other license

The Signal Mobile app for iOS for messaging is licensed under GPL Version 3. Would it be permissible to implement some add-on library (some new authentication mechanism, say) under a different license ...
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Can a piece of writing created under CC-BY be translated for commercial purposes?

I have come across articles that have been published under CC-BY, that I would like to translate into English to give them a wider audience. I’ll credit the original author and link to the original ...
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Including a MIT library that contains a statically linked LGPL library within a Mac app

I'm building a Mac app that I'm planning to release on the Mac App Store. I would like to use a MIT library that contains a statically linked LGPL2.1 library. My understanding, is that in order to ...
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GPL v3: Limiting publication of personalized examples/filled in templates

This question is very similar to Canada Customs' "form is protected A when completed". I have a LaTeX style file and template that is basically a fill-in-the-blanks form (specifically this ...
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Non Wordpress-repository Plugin license

A client asked me to write a WP plugin that is just for their website - it won't be on the repository. Basically it contains a form, place-able with a shortcode, and then sends the collected entry ...
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Using copyleft software (GPL v2) and distribute it with proprietary software

My case: My app is proprietary full-stack server app that will be distributed as closed source. I want to package my app into an VM. The VM have Ubuntu installed which contains Linux (GPL v2 licensed)...
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Is LGPLv3 against tivoization? Or only GPLv3?

The LGPLv3 license text states: e) Provide Installation Information, but only if you would otherwise be required to provide such information under section 6 of the GNU GPL, and only to the extent ...
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How to shorten the GPLv3 text [duplicate]

The question is simple: How should I shorten the text of GNU GPLv3 (674 lines) for adding it to the top of all the source files in a repository? As an example, here is a piece of text added to the top ...
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How can I use mysqlclient for db connection in django for commercial application?

I have been using mysqlclient package for MySQL DB connection in Django and recently realized mysqlclient is in GPL license. Is it fine to use mysqlclient package in a private repo for a commercial ...
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How can i use pandasgui commercially if the pyqt library used is not free for commercial use?

pandasgui allows commercial use under the MIT license but I noticed the library used includes PYQT5 which is under the GPL v3 licence how is that possible ?
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Can proprietary-licensed software execute shell commands that are probably GPL licensed?

Can proprietary-licensed software (that will be distributed, alongside with the hardware) use GPL software (distributed from package manager)?. It's basically scientific-measurement-device, that ...
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Mandatory Source Contribution For Open Source Database

I would like to release a specific niche database application as open source. My only concern is that any potentially beneficial changes to the project are made available to all users of the ...
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When joining open source project, how to get out of the code review swamp?

This is not my work. I am free just to walk away, but would be interesting to know if any better solution could possibly exist. I do not name the project because discrediting it is not between my ...
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Is there a website where one can register an idea, as an open source one?

Problem statement: I see innumerous patents being filled with vague and generalized descriptions, with most of them never coming to fruition. Humanity as a community suffers because of these patent ...
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Can you publish as a natural person/anonymously/pseudoanonymously under Business Source License(BSL 1.1)?

My question is, can you publish the code under Business Source License(BSL 1.1) as a: 1.) Natural person(not a registered company) 2.) Anonymous (Pseudoanonymously) To sum up; Can I publish the code ...
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How am I expected to list my code's copyright and license under GPLv3?

Naïve question, I know, but what exactly is the standard for licensing code under GLPv3? Where should I list the copyright and the license? What specifically do I include at the top of each source ...
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Can I use Apache 2.0 for closed source product?

I have a Product "A" which is a closed source, i.e. the repository is private and wont want to make it as a public repository. Product "A" can also use/dynamically link Library &...
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If I start with GPL code then gut out and rewrite a few modules at a time until there's no GPL code left what are my obligations under GPL? [duplicate]

I start with a working GPL project. I wholesale gut out modules and rewrite them from scratch. Sometimes my rewrite would combine a few modules into one module. Other times my rewrite would subdivide ...
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What is the legal status of a repository that deleted its license?

I created a fork of a repository that hadn't received a commit in ~4 years. Three weeks ago (and after a 7 year hiatus), the repository owner deleted the MIT license in the repository. The commits I ...
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Question about PyQt license

I am learning PyQt5 and was reading about it an PySide and I was wondering about something regarding the licensing. PyQt is available under the GNU GPLv3 and a commercial license. From my ...
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No distribute, only for self modifications license [closed]

I am programming three things, an API, an Android app, and a front-end web React app. The whole system will be sold to a company for money, I have no problem with them modifying the source code to fit ...
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Sell expiring licenses for GPL software?

I know that you can commercialize GPL'ed software by selling it under the condition that you distribute the source code with the sold product. I'm now thinking about the case where you don't sell a ...
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Doubts with CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 learning material

I have access to a learning material(docs/solutions) which is licensed under XYZ Training - ABC Product Copyright (C) 2019 - 2021 XYZ. All rights reserved. The software in this package is published ...
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Commercialize Linux Application with SPIDEV

I want to use SPIDEV (https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/spi/spidev) via direct I/O access from the userland. I believe that I have the legal right to commercialize an application using SPIDEV ...
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