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A clarification on a GPL "interpreter clause" corner case

The GPL clearly states that in the case of interpreters, if the interpreter is linked against a derived work, and the interpreted program code reaches those bindings, then the licensing extends to it ...
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Confused about GNAT's contradicting licensing terms

Disclaimer: I'm not a lawyer, this is just my personal understanding. I'm not speaking as an employer of any organization, just as a person. There is no distinction between Ada Runtime and C/C++ ...
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Etiquette for incorporating someone else's MIT code in my GPL project?

If possible, keep the code from each project separated, but that is not always possible, especially if you are integrating multiple scripts. Combining Code from Multiple Projects At the very least, ...
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Is treeware GPL compatible?

Can projects with a Treeware requirement be considered open source? Not according to the Open Source Definition ("OSD") published by the Open Source Initiative. Rule 1 of the OSD: The ...
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How to properly give credit to gpl3 code snippet

The attribution, IMHO independent of the license, should be done in the usual manner. State the copyright at the header of the file(s) or, if it is only a tiny part in a big file, you can also add or ...
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Citing project with license but without copyright notice

You probably should not modify or add their copyright notice. If you make a mistake, there could be legal implications. It is probably best to just give the information you have about them, including ...
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Is treeware GPL compatible?

The treeware website is clear, it is a 'condition of use" on top of the other license (in this case MIT). This is more than a simple request for a donation. Conditions like this are not ...
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How do I license, "Use my code as per the GNU GPL, but don't put it on GitHub"

One way to mitigate this issue is to clearly and conspicuously include the URL to the official website and/or repository in multiple places in your project. Someone who makes a copy and does not ...
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