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Can somebody other than the copyright holder enforce the GPL "inherited" by a project? Do they have to?

Simplified non-lawyer answer. The author of B has no right to withhold A from you. They have no obligation to provide additional services or products for free. In the simplified scenario (B links to A)...
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Can somebody other than the copyright holder enforce the GPL "inherited" by a project? Do they have to?

Very subtly different: offers B under GPLv3, but adds a dubious, non-GPL condition This would be the case if they keep the original GPLv3 declarations from project A. In that case, GPLv3 itself ...
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Can somebody other than the copyright holder enforce the GPL "inherited" by a project? Do they have to?

Can I, as somebody not affiliated with either A1, A2 etc. or B1, just use B under the terms of the GPL v2? No. B may well be violating A's copyright by distributing the derivative work under a ...
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Is the EUPL circumventable?

The key point is: conflict. If the GPL expressly specified that SaaS distribution is not covered, there would clearly be a conflict with the EUPL and the derivative work could be accessible online ...
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Usage of GPL program as optional external tool

My understanding is: If the GPL program is part of your distribution package, then you are bound to use GPL license. If the GPL program is NOT part of your package, but you instruct user to download ...
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Is the EUPL circumventable?

EUPLv1.2 s5 has a "trapdoor" provision, and says that If the Licensee Distributes or Communicates Derivative Works or copies thereof based upon both the Work and another work licensed under ...
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When does (A)GPL license come into effect when loading a shared GPL-licensed library and how long does the effect last?

A copyright license "attaches" itself to a copy of an application or its source code at the time that the copy is distributed. That license then remains in force for that copy for as long as ...
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Is it legal to distribute GPL software compiled with a nonfree compiler?

In your example, the answer is probably no. The library that the compiler embeds into the program doesn't fit the definition of a system library, and the fact that it's part of the program blocks the ...
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Is it legal to distribute GPL software compiled with a nonfree compiler?

If the proprietary library would be dynamically linked with your program, this would not be allowed by the GPL license, unless it's a system library. If it would be allowed by the GPL license because ...
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