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I'll preface this with the usual caveat: IANAL. However I've agreed to, written, edited and audited lots of contracts for software projects that include 3rd party code (not just open source but also libraries from companies like Microsoft and Apple). Without looking at the actual clauses in the contract we can't be sure if you need additional clauses to ...


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Is there language I can insert that carves out an exception for patches I make to the open-source dependencies Of course, but you've missed out the second requirement: that it be acceptable to the people who are paying for the work. We can't say whether any given proposal will be acceptable. My standard terms say that "Copyright in all original code, ...


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if the whole work has to be published (a must) under GPLv.3 or LGPLv.3 as the used gettext.inc, gettext.php, streams.php are GNU GPLv.2 or later and Smarty is LGPLv.3 or if the whole work could be distributed also under a commercial license which is not compliant with GNU GPL principals? As you are using a library/package under the GPLv2+ license, the ...


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The AGPL licence concerns modifying source code, not using dependencies. If you write a piece of software which has a dependency from PyPI that is released under AGPL, you have not modified the dependency so the licensing of the software you have written is not affected. If you incorporate some code from another work released under AGPL into your software (...


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How to repackage somebody else's free software as part of your own proprietary offering is arguably not very on-topic here, and in any case the precise obligations will depend very much on the licensing and usage detail of each such contributory piece. But in very broad outline: avoid AGPL. You are OK with GPL if and only if you aren't distributing your ...


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You have written a program de novo, except that it uses a third-party library which has been made available to you under the terms of the GPLv3. You want to know if distributing your program, linked to a copy of the library, counts as distribution of the library, and what it means if it does. Yes, it does count as distribution of the library. Do I need to ...


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As we've discussed above, when you say "we want to let them use [our library of controls]", the devil is in the word use. If you're asking "can we let the members of this project run our code without having to pay for it", then the answer is of course "yes". But I suspect that what the project wants is to incorporate your ...


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