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You seem to have several misconceptions about free (open-source) software, but the principal one for the purposes of your question is that someone has to be responsible if it goes wrong. Just about all free software licences contain disclaimers. MIT says that The software is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, express or implied, ...


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The FSF (owners of the GPL licenses) take the stand that by writing programs to the API of the libary creates a derivative work, that thus must be distributed under GPL. As far as I know (IANAL, even less one versed in copyright law and open source licensing), there are no legal precedents on the point. Case in point is the (GPLed) readline libary. For quite ...


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May I create a multi-platform nugget-package which contains a compiled version of LGPL library (OpenAL) and add it to the official nugget repository? The LGPL license does not forbid this, but there might be additional considerations. It would be best if the maintainers of that OpenAL implementation make such an official release in the nugget repository, or ...


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Based on your description, it doesn't seem like these are really "plugins" at all - they can function entirely separately from your main application, and don't need anything from the main application. That sounds like a separate program, so the GPL which covers those programs wouldn't extend to your Electron app. The FSF have their views on this in ...


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