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GPL - Is it required to post source code to the Public - when is a software released?

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 ...
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What can I do if somebody copied my MPL-2.0 licensed code and released under their name?

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 ...
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Should a GitHub issue be closed before or after the fix has been included in a release?

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 ...
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Where to provide a link to the repository in the distributed software?

Taking your questions out of order, Does the MIT license support my requirement? Not really. The MIT licence requires preservation of copyright notices, and of the licence text itself, but that ...
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Are there any CI purified Firefox forks?

Yes, there are several continuously integrated forks of Mozilla Firefox that only use the open source code. Some examples include: Waterfox: This fork is based on the Firefox codebase but is optimized ...
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First release of OSS project

The wikipedia page "Release early, release often" (quoted below) explains this adequately, based on the 25 year old essay "The Cathedral and the Bazaar" by Eric S. Raymond, that ...
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Should a GitHub issue be closed before or after the fix has been included in a release?

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 ...
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Are there cases where not releasing code history led to failure?

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, ...
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