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I am not a legal expert at all just a long time developer. As per your description I do not think that you can be held liable for any infringements of your work, and as far as being 'similar'... that is a non-issue. Gaining and deriving knowledge from others is part of the learning process everybody must go through, especially when it was gained from other ...


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Probably not, but i am not a laywer: Because the (I suppose your contract states that the rights of works created are with the customer) copyright owner the source code copyrights did not license it to you, i do not see how your relationship to the customer would be affected by it. GPL is a license which specifies the minimal rights of the receiver of a ...


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So it seems that you're doing this as a piece of contract work, not under employment rules, so the issue of work-for-hire probably doesn't enter into it. The rules about what you can publish and when come entirely out of the contract between you and the payer, and apparently that's not written yet. That's great news. A good contract sets out each side's ...


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This depends on the contracts for this development effort. The GPLv3 explicitly covers the case that you are doing development exclusively for someone else, and this is OK (section 2, basic permissions): You may convey covered works to others for the sole purpose of having them make modifications exclusively for you, or provide you with facilities for ...


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You can use the CC-BY-NC license and sell your content, but you missed the chance. In order to make sure you are the only person to sell your content, you must state that all contributions are donations to the project before accepting pull requests. You can add a statement like this to the contribution guidelines: Please feel free to improve the quality of ...


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Depending on jurisdiction, there could be copyright exceptions available that allow reverse-engineering for the purpose of interoperability. Sniffing is particularly unproblematic because you're observing behaviour instead of reading copyright-protected material, but decompilation could be an issue because it's not clear that your software is your own ...


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