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It sounds like these are all business-logic rules of Azure's VM-orchestration software. Since the software within the VM is GPL-licensed, you are legally free to download it and use it in a totally different deployment. As you've described the situation, there is no particular obstacle to doing that (beyond the general difficulty of copying and modifying an ...


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If the dependency tree of your project somewhere contains a dependency that is only available under the GPL license, then all code in your project and all dependencies must be open-source under a GPL-compatible license and the project itself must be distributed under the GPL license terms. However, the examples you mention involve dependencies that are dual-...


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The basis of copyright protection is that the result of human creativity gets protected from being appropriated by others. This means that if you apply a purely mechanical transformation on some source code, then you are not creating a new work as far as copyrights are concerned and thus you can't claim any rights on the transformation. Any modifications you ...


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