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Debian packaging ... is licensed under the GPL version 3 in copyrights file

Debian packages often combine multiple projects into one package. The copyright file typically contains very accurate descriptions of which parts are available under what license. The copyright file ...
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Use package / package-lock for acknowledgments?

Ultimately, your project relies on functionality supplied by some package X. It doesn't matter if your code relies on it directly or if it relies on package Y which in turn relies on package X - the ...
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New Bioconductor package function redistribution

As I understand it, since your software contains code taken directly from R, albeit then modified, your software is, in copyright terms, a derivative work of R. [Is] my Bioconductor package ... ...
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Is it legal to create an auto-extractible SFX archive containing mixed commercial/LGPL software?

In simple terms, the requirements of the LGPL license are that an end-user has the possibility to replace the LGPL licensed code with a different version and to inform them of those rights. This ...
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Reproducing all npm package Licenses

You can use license-webpack-plugin to add license information to the webpacked output, which should satisfy the license terms. Alternatively, npm-license-crawler does a pretty good job at ...
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Attach CC0 licensed datasets to own R package

The CC0 license allows you to do just about anything you like with that dataset, including distributing it along with your R code in the same package. As a matter of common curtesy, I would recommend ...
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Can GPL2/3 software installer have custom license?

You propose to write a piece of glueware which on one end is designed to interface with a variety of standard free software publishing sites (github, gitlab, sourceforge, etc.) and download software ...
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Flutter: using package under BSD License

Apps usually have a separate screen where they collect license and attribution notices. If your app has a settings screen, you could add an “about” section where you mention yourself and also link to ...
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How to handle license files in cx_freeze'd python applications

You must comply with the licenses of all the software that you distribute. Must I include the license statement of every library in the bundle? Yes, if that is required by a license in your bundle. ...
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Custom Linux distro Copyright and license notices

The easiest solution is to just ship the open-source code alongside the product, in a SD card or USB Stick. Deeply embedded open-source code inaccessible by the user is the very definition of ...
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R package licensing when using modified functions from another GPL-3 package

Yes, your interpretation is correct. If you received a package under the GPLv3 license, then any modified versions you publish (make available to others) must also be published under the GPLv3 license....
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Modifying an R package with GPL-2 | GPL-3. What is the correct workflow?

You should maintain their copyright notices intact; this is required by eg GPLv3 s4. You can do this by forking their repository, or copying it to another git hosting service, or publishing tarballs; ...
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Can I use dual license for a python package which uses library with GPL license?

The GPL license on the library does not strictly imply that you must use the GPL license on the program. The GPL license requires that the rights that users get under the GPL license are extended to ...
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Automated GPL download and installation in BSD project

I am not a lawyer, and this is not legal advice. If your library has a linking dependency on a library (e.g. dynamic linking at runtime or statically linking it into your library at build time) and ...
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How does Maven help in documenting the provenance for Maven jars?

If I understand your question correctly, you can simple add this information to your POM file. The following is an example from the Maven POM reference. <licenses> <license> <...
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