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implement the same patches with some minor changes (e.g. replace a for with a while) under their 2-clause BSD license While copyright is based on the implementation of an idea, it is broader than the exact implementation of an idea. Anything which "starts" from your code is a derivative work of your implementation and would therefore be covered by ...


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The license compatibility of BSD-3 and Apache in your case is OK. I am sure you are aware of this graphics which appears in different versions all over the place. If you don't change the BSD-3 files then you should just leave them intact (and leave them in their existing license) and if you have not changed them then please don't add your copyright to them. ...


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The company distributes their software only to selected clients (and I am not one of them). Would they in that situation still be required to open source their application to the general public? No, and this seems to be one of the most commonly misunderstood things about the GPL. The GPL only requires that source be available to users of the binary. And you'...


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