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Why is the zlib license not considered copyleft?

From the wikipedia page on copyleft: Copyleft is the practice of granting the right to freely distribute and modify intellectual property with the requirement that the same rights be preserved in ...
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Why is the zlib license GPL-compatible

I don't see an issue, as the preservation (and introduction) of legal markings on modified forms, and a prohibition against misrepresentation, are permissible requirements to add to a GPL distribution,...
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GPL in a runtime environment

The problem is this: is the runtime environment a separate program that processes the scripts, or is it a a library that is linked with the scripts? Or perhaps a combination of both? The input and ...
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GPL in a runtime environment

Generally speaking, the GPL license does not necessarily apply to the input of a program. For example, the GNU bash interpreter is GPLv3 licensed, but bash scripts are not all GPLv3 licensed, and some ...
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Using a "zlib like" license

The package you link contains an actual version of zlib - which in turn comes with a readme which has a license section. The zlib-license in itself is very permissive (basically a "do what you want") ...
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Why GNU doesn't blame the zlib license of the same _patent treachery_ problems of the BSD-2 license?

In their license list, the FSF doesn't claim that the Zlib License is safe from “patent treachery”. The FSF makes no claim regarding this topic at all in that document. The same patent issues apply ...
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Are the Artistic Licence 1.0 and the zlib Licence compatible with one another for distributing sources?

The Artistic License is at its heart an extremely liberal license with few restricitions, even more so than the MIT/BSD license family. But it also enforces trademark-like properties intended to give ...
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Do I have to remove the license on zLib-licensed code project in order for it to be integrated into a GPL3, Apache2 or MIT-licensed codebase?

As the title states, if I take one code project that is under a zlib license, and incorporate it into a GPL3, Apache2 or MIT-licensed codebase, do I have to remove the license from the code project ...
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Can I remove files that I do not use under ZLib license?

So my question is whether I can remove files and the licenses going with those files? Yes you can. Nearly all copyright licenses state, in one form or another, that you must keep the license notices ...
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Why is the zlib license GPL-compatible

The GPL License does not care what you do at home, you don't need to comply to the rules as long as you don't distribute any code. There is no difference between the impact of Restriction 2 of the ...
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