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If my repository uses a MIT license, can I submit a DMCA takedown for someone who copied it?

I've heard that MIT takes away most copyright This is absolutely not correct; the MIT License (and all other open source licenses) rely on copyright law to be effective. and permits free use The ...
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What license do IETF RFC standards use?

I assume they are under something similar to the Unlicense but I want to be 100% sure. Sorry, but you are 100% wrong if nothing else because RFC 1 was published in 1969, 41 years before the ...
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Find a library license markdown_to_asciidoc?

[…] the problem is one of its transitive dependencies nl.jworks.markdown_to_asciidoc:markdown_to_asciidoc:1.1 is with unknown license. What does it mean? It means that the license is not known. Can ...
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Can Qt be used in company project?

Qt is a whole ecosystem which comes with development tools, libraries, frameworks which do not all use the same license options. Often they offer two: an open source license under GPL or LGPL, and a ...
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Dual licensing AGPL 3.0/EUPL 1.2

So long as you are the sole copyright holder (or have the consent of all copyright holders), you can license code under any combination of licenses you like, including mutually incompatible ones (e.g. ...
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If my repository uses a MIT license, can I submit a DMCA takedown for someone who copied it?

As mentioned earlier, I would strongly suggest that you reach out to the offending party. If they literally took credit for your work and have been "caught red-handed", they are likely to ...
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Including a MIT library that contains a statically linked LGPL library within a Mac app

As you've correctly understood, the intent of the LGPL is that all recipients can modify and replace the LGPL-covered parts of the software. This typically either means linking the LGPL components ...
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Can I send a pull request of a License file to a project?

As we have already said, since there is no licence attached to this code, the starting position is that you have no rights to copy or use it. However, as we have also noted, GitHub's terms of service ...
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Find a library license markdown_to_asciidoc?

The mvnrepository.com search engine is not a canonical source of information, and in this case also contains dead links. The source code repository clearly indicates that this software is licensed ...
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Dual licensing AGPL 3.0/EUPL 1.2

This is indeed one case where, as the original or sole copyright holder, dual licensing EUPL / AGPL makes sense, since the two licenses are both copyleft and similar on the key point of covering "...
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I'm using Magick.NET in my apps, should I append license to my app directly or can I link it through my website?

I appreciate the Apache License is quite wordy, but Section 4(a) is honestly very clear: You must give any other recipients of the Work or Derivative Works a copy of this License That means "...
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What is the impact of the LGPL license on building solutions using abp.io?

While the LGPL license is often used for libraries, the license text/conditions do not in any way restrict the license to only libraries. It is even possible to license an application under the LGPL ...
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PyQt5 Commercial License

If I want to keep everything legal, do I need any kind of license for what I am doing? If I do need license, which one(s) do I need? Yes, to create and distribute a program that uses/is based upon ...
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