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I'm sorry to disagree publicly, but Bart's answer, while excellent in many respects, seems wrong in one: you may (and in my opinion should) put a GPL header in the files you acquired under PD but are now redistributing as part of your project. If you choose not to, you will need to make it clear that they are public domain, by adding a comparable "...


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If you fully incorporate third-party code in your project, which is the case if that third-party code is a template you base your project on, then the license and copyright notices of the third-party code should be right next to your own license and copyright notice. This means that both should be in the same file, like in your first option. If you use the ...


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Question: How do I go about placing a GPL license notice in the file containing those [public domain] subroutines If the file only contains public domain code, then you should not add a GPL license notice nor a copyright line in the file. Instead, you should put a notice in the file that the contents are in the public domain. This does not conflict with the ...


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The MIT license requires you to preserve the original copyright & license notice as a kind of attribution, but you can make it clear that it's no longer in effect. For example, you might write a license notice like this: Copyright 2020 Your Name All rights reserved. This software is based on libfoobar: Copyright 2017 Original Author (Full text of MIT ...


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