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Pros and cons of Open Collective vs. GitHub Sponsors?

I want to sponsor an open source project on behalf of our company – that is an important detail. The project (Yarn) has both Open Collective and GitHub sponsors, two questions I basically have: Is ...
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Helm charts with AGPL licenses

Some helm charts (for example https://github.com/minio/charts/blob/master/LICENSE) are using AGPL license. Helm chart is an instruction for helm https://helm.sh/ to deploy a cloud application to ...
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license of MIT license text?

Under which license is the license text of the MIT license itself distributed? If I make a new license based on the MIT license (a derivative work) and call it differently, am I allowed to do that?
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What license does the auto-generated code of Webpack have?

When I pack my application, Webpack generates additional code into the bundle output file(s). Under which license is this code and am I not obliged to include that license into the source code (as it ...
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Require attribution with AGPL

I've read Is ONLYOFFICE restricting our freedom with their FAQ? (AGPL v3) and What are the attribution requirements of the AGPL license? but can't come to a definitive answer - how can I require ...
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Use of SaaS application with using a AGPL script as a command line tool

I am planning to use a command-line tool on a docker image that our SaaS application has used to deploy some microservices. This command-line tool is licensed under AGPL and one of our microservices ...
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Deriving from a GPL LaTeX package

Would it be against the GPL to publish a work (eg. a preamble) that has a dependency on both GPL and LPPL packages? The LPPL is not GPL compatible. Could I argue that the LPPL package is a system ...
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Are weights of a neural network derivative work of the GPL-3 training framework?

I could not really find a satisfying answer here yet, this question touches it but kinda reversed. (1) For example the training framework for Yolo v7 is used to train a neural network using the config ...
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If I use an LGPL library do I have to release the full source code of my project?

I'm creating software which includes (PHP library for generating PDF documents on-the-fly) to export invoices which falls under GNU Lesser General Public License, the open source product is called ...
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Can PyQt5 projects use the MIT license?

I maintain a PyQt5 project on GitHub under the MIT license but now I am wondering if I am risking getting in trouble by not making it GPL... This answer makes me think that releasing my own code under ...
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Copyright considerations for using IEC standard in open-source code

I'd like to create an open-source database of electronic components and their standard, manufacturer-independent attributes. So, for example, a user could query the manufacturer part number for a ...
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What might be the licence for OpenAI model generated code snippets?

I saw an interesting video on computer-generated code snippets. The model has been trained on thousands of open source GitHub repositories. In the video, an AI model produced some small code ...
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Bumptech glide licensing

I'm using bumptech/glide for loading images in my app. After reading the License i saw that most of the library was licensed under the Apache License except for the AnimatedGifEncoder. License for ...
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How to show MIT License on Icons

I want to use some icons on some links in the footer of my website, such as these. They are under the MIT license. These icons are files by themselves, so I cannot just add the MIT license at the top ...
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Recursive license implications for third party FOSS components?

I'll use Qt as an exmaple: If I use Qt for a commercial software, I have to consider the Qt licensing, but at the same time Qt states many own third party components with different FOSS licenses. e.g....

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