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Generally, the question of whether artwork forms a combined work with software that displays has been addressed in What do I need to share if I include CC-BY-SA artwork in my software?. If your art does not make a derivative work with your code, it's okay if the licenses are not compatible (but it's not completely clear under what circumstances code and art ...


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CC-BY is listed among compatible licenses near the bottom of the GPL license compatibility page: This is a non-copyleft free license that is good for art and entertainment works, and educational works. It is compatible with all versions of the GNU GPL; however, it is not recommended for use on software. In general, the difference between CC0 and CC-...


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Unless you make clear that it doesn't, just having the Apache2 license in your project implies that it goes for everything in your project, including assets, documentation, etc., but doesn't make it explicit, and it's unclear what a court of law would say about it if challenged. Implying things and legal documents don't tend to be a good combination. That ...


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If the sound is available from the copyright holder under a free or open source license (likely a Creative Commons license, for a sound file), or if the work is in the public domain (e.g., copyright on the work has expired), then you may use it in your app, provided you follow any requirements imposed by the license on the work (at minimum, this will include ...


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If you are willing to publish your GIMP files along with the resulting image, you can use the GPL license. The GPL requires that sources are made available along with a copyrighted work and that requirement carries over to derived works. "Sources" is defined in the GPL license as "the preferred format for making modifications," which exactly corresponds to ...


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The CC0 license is intended to be a "Public Domain Dedication". In jurisdictions where the public domain is non-existent: it attempts to waive all rights in order to be as close to the public domain as possible. However, be wary of how you use CC0. In some jurisdictions, there is the concept of "Moral Rights", which includes attribution, which can not be ...


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Generally, I would expect that a program that manipulates audio is a separate work, under copyright law, from any sample audio files that are supplied to be used optionally as input to that program. Therefore nearly any licensing terms that allow redistribution of the audio generally will allow redistribution alongside your program. Artists who wish to make ...


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I think you may be confused by the "as long as it is clear" langauge of that FAQ item. The FAQ item isn't saying that you must make it clear what the source form of a work is, but rather it is saying that there should be a naturally obvious source form of the work. The GNU GPL defines "source code" in its definitions: The "source code" for a work means ...


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You'll have to add a file stating exactly what files are available under which conditions if you provide all. You'll have to ask the company lawyer for exact details. You might want to replace the non-distributable/non-changeable files with some sort of replacement or at least a mockup. It makes little sense to share the software unless there is a way to ...


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