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Is the fact, that the website which can be reached over the internet already enough to speak of a release of the server side software? No, it isn't, which is why the Affero GPL was developed. The AGPL extends the group of people who are entitled to have the source to include people who interact with the software over a network (see s13). If the PHP code ...


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Open sourcing a project is never evil. You can open source small scripts to full scale applications if you want, and be assured that among the millions of programmers out there, even if it is useful to a few of them, you've succeeded. You have essentially helped someone reduce his/her work by using your code. Regarding the future of your project, well, I'm ...


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The MPL-2.0 license does not require that Contributors add a copyright notice or in another way mark files as changed and it also doesn't contain any explicit clauses about mis-representation. Based on that, there seems to be no violation of the license, although you might look deeper in the copyright law of your country if it states anything about mis-...


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You're overthinking it. The license preamble clearly states that JointJS is licensed under MPL. It does not say that anything else is licensed under MPL therefore the other stuff is "copyright all rights reserved" as per standard copyright law. The answer will hinge on weather or not a developer could reasonably think the code is part of JointJS. Most ...


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In the common workflow, issues are used to track the work that needs to be done on a given branch (usually master or main, but not necessarily). Once the fix is committed, there's no more work to be done on that branch, and the issue should be closed to signify it. Large projects with more diligent maintainers may also tag the issue to signify what release ...


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In my opinion - and I should stress it's only that - it's great that you've found a bug in a piece of free software. It's good to find bugs, because it makes software better. That said, if you report the bug, the maintainer is not obliged to fix it. If you fix it, the maintainer is not obliged to accept your fix. If your fix is accepted, you're not ...


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The oVirt project originated as closed source product that belonged to a company called Qumranet, before Qumranet was bought by Red Hat, and its closed assets were opened. oVirt's two main components, oVirt Engine and VDSM both lack history beyond this point - they both start with mega-commits that introduce fully fledged projects (which of course were ...


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The license explicitly claims to apply to the source code. A concatenation of files is not source code by the usual definition: it is not the original file that would normally be modified, but a mechanically-constructed derivative that just happens to be somewhat human-readable. Thus the text you cite does not in fact apply to the file at all. You could ...


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Quoting Wikipedia: U.S. law no longer requires the use of a copyright notice, although placing it on a work does confer certain benefits to the copyright holder. Prior law did, however, require a notice, and the use of a notice is still relevant to the copyright status of older works. The MIT license places no restrictions on the license of derived ...


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