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Does every distributor of unchanged opensource software become a licensor?

The answer really depends on the license terms. There are massive differences. In GPL v3, for example, there is clause 10 which says "Each time you convey a covered work, the recipient ...
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Can I redistribute libstdc++ with proprietary software?

I disagree with the answer marked as correct[1]: Note that if you distribute libstdc++ as an independent library, you will need to follow the terms of the GPL when doing so. For example, if you ...
2 votes

Correct license for header only library

No free licence can require that someone who modifies your library share those changes; see eg this answer for more discussion of that issue. What LGPLv3 will do for you is require that if anyone ...
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How to distribute licenses of linked DLL libraries along with the release?

Both MIT License and MS-PL are very simple permissive licenses. It is very easy to follow the requirements for notices and declarations. You can license your own code in any way you want, including ...
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Does every distributor of unchanged opensource software become a licensor?

Does every distributor of unchanged opensource software become a licensor? No. Only people with a copyright claim on the software can become licensors and if you distribute the software unchanged, as ...
1 vote

distributing gcc together with program

If your software does't require GCC to work (except for compiling source), you may distribute GCC with source or even binaries without licensing your app under GNU GPL, but you must send a source code ...
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