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Do I have the right to the BUNDLE where I do not want clients to resell the BUNDLE they have bought? Yes, you have that right, but you will need to get a lawyer to draft a closed-source license for you. The restriction to disallow reselling is not something that an open-source license can offer. The MIT license of the libraries you use is compatible with ...


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The GPL does not restrict how you may use the software, it only places conditions how you can distribute or modify the software. Thus, using a GPL-covered IDE to produce proprietary software is perfectly fine. Similarly, it is well-established that using GPL-covered compilers (like GCC) to compile proprietary software is perfectly fine. An editor, IDE, or ...


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Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, this is my understanding as a long time member of the open-source community. First things first, if your employer owns the copyright to all the code they are not bound by the GPL, the GPL only binds them if they are redistributing GPL code owned by others. Secondly, (unless you have previously made a physical distribution under ...


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Is this legal to ask people to fill in a regular registration form in order to download the code? Absolutely. You can even require people to pay money to download GPL'ed software. What you can't do is to stop them redistributing it afterwards (provided they do so under the GPL). So while you may be able to record the people who downloaded it from you, ...


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Merely calling various programs through their command line interface is most likely entirely fine, and does not impose any licensing obligations on you. You are free to use MPL or GPL, but can just as well use the Unlicense, a proprietary license, or no license at all (all rights reserved). However, I'd caution against using the Unlicense. While its intent ...


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