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Does this constitute a breach in GPL license? Article with GPL licensed software and Journal reviewer guidelines

You certainly are distributing the GPL-licensed work to the reviewer. "Internal" non-distribution conveyance only occurs between agents of the same legal corporation (persona ficta) because ...
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Is it possible to stop the removal/modification of my project's logo?

If you are the copyright holder, you are allowed to license however you wish. An example of a license you can use is the Common Public Attribution License, which contains this clause (paraphrased): ...
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Does this constitute a breach in GPL license? Article with GPL licensed software and Journal reviewer guidelines

Isn't this a direct application of section 12 of GPL? No Surrender of Others' Freedom. If conditions are imposed on you (whether by court order, agreement or otherwise) that contradict the ...
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Does this constitute a breach in GPL license? Article with GPL licensed software and Journal reviewer guidelines

No, that would not be a breach of the GPL. So wouldn't this create an incompatibility with GPL license? I mean, according to the license, the reviewer should be entitled to share it as they like, as ...
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Does this constitute a breach in GPL license? Article with GPL licensed software and Journal reviewer guidelines

You're essentially looking at the same situation as "Does the GPL allow me to develop a modified version under a nondisclosure agreement?" from the GPL FAQ: Your code is still licensed ...
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Must a company disclose proprietary source code if it violates a copyleft license?

No, a court will not enjoin a violator of terms of the GPL or other copyleft license to disclose proprietary source code. First of all, as Free Radical pointed out, injunctive relief is not a remedy ...
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Have there been any lawsuits involving breach of open source licences?

Yes, there have been lots of lawsuits involving open source licenses. The GPL is a very popular license and been involved in a large share of that litigation. The result is that open source licenses ...
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How to protect a project from license infringement, without a CLA?

Everything you want is already possible without a CLA or copyright assignment. inbound=outbound is automatic for GPL-family licenses because it is not allowed to distribute modifications without ...
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Sanctions for not including the copyrights and licences

GPLv3 says that nothing other than this License grants you permission to propagate or modify any covered work. These actions infringe copyright if you do not accept this License. Therefore, by ...
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When I notice the license of my current repository on GitHub is invalid, what should I do?

If you find out that you are not fulfilling the obligations that a third-party license puts on you, then you should correct that as soon as possible. If copyright and/or license information is ...
Bart van Ingen Schenau's user avatar
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Is it possible to stop the removal/modification of my project's logo?

Congusbongus's answer provides excellent information on what I believe to be the removal and inclusion of a project's logo. However, I want to focus more on another part: changing the logo. This ...
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What to do if I found someone broke someone elses' license

If you're asking what you should do to fix the situation: The first step should be to assume innocence (or in this case, ignorance) until proven guilty. Unfortunately many developers don't ...
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False Claims and Open Source

How can I make sure that the extensions I use are open source and they use the code that they claim to be? Short answer: you can't. Long answer: To check if the source code and the binary belong ...
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What can/should I do when I see a violation to GPL restrictions?

It is now almost 10 years later a third party (the Software Freedom Conservancy, SFC) took Vizio to court, see the Vizio case. The case is still developing, but the court did not dismiss the case ...
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How do companies spot when a person is violating their terms and conditions?

There is a free version of Highcharts, but it primarily pertains to personal (non-commercial) use. The most obvious answer to your first question is: because it's the law. Highcharts licenses their ...
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Operating system manufacturers forcing users to use certain applications

It's certainly not the case that the only people that care about unbundling applications from the operating system are the free software folks - for example, see the various actions against Microsoft ...
Philip Kendall's user avatar
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Can a package manager solve the AGPL "remote network interaction" problem?

In AGPL discussion, there is a corresponding "remote network interaction" design problem, based on three fragments: [...] 3. "some standard or customary means of facilitating copying of ...
Bart van Ingen Schenau's user avatar
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Is a copyfree license a "crayon" license?

No, I do not think that this website offers any legal guarantee on the licenses it certifies. To back this claim, here is what I found on this page http://copyfree.org/policy: It is not the policy of ...
Zimm i48's user avatar
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Risks of not showing open source libraries used

It depends on what software they are including and what the licenses are. Many OSI-approved open source licenses have NOTICE or license redistribution requirements that are the specific steps that ...
Shane Curcuru's user avatar
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How can I protect my advanced version based on my open source project?

You should have a lawyer experienced with software licensing assist you with your customer agreement for the proprietary advanced version. The agreement would include license terms describing exactly ...
David Fligor's user avatar
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Does this constitute a breach in GPL license? Article with GPL licensed software and Journal reviewer guidelines

So the big question is if this would indeed constitute a breach of the GPL license. Or would it mean that you can't submit your article to that journal, since their requirements could impose a ...
Jason Goemaat's user avatar
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False Claims and Open Source

To complement other answers: That it is open source doesn't mean that it will be continuously updated, or at all. The owner of the code can also take e.g. version 2.5 and state that from the following ...
vonbrand's user avatar
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Is it possible to stop the removal/modification of my project's logo?

You need to use trademark law for this, not copyright. To register the logo as a trademark, and enforce it isn't misused, you'd need to consult a real lawyer. It being otherwise open source, users ...
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