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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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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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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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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 kind of reversed. For example the training framework for Yolo v7 is used to train a neural network using the config (...
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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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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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Can my paid WordPress plugin have a proprietary license?

WordPress is licensed under (GPLv2 or later). WordPress states that all plugins hosted under the WordPress Plugin Directory must be licensed under GPL. We have a Free version of our plugin that is ...
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How do I use a 3rd party 3-clause BSD license in a LGPL project?

I'm thinking of publishing my project (VSCode extension; binary and source) under LGPL. My code "statically links" a static library that is licensed under 3-clause BSD. Does that work? How ...
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System libraries and exceptions regarding closed source distribution

There are some specific usage examples I would like to learn, regarding of using some open source libraries inside a commercial closed source product(binary, executable). Most of the answers online ...
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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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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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Java 11 program, GPLv2 + Classpath Exception license do I need to check everything

So following this schema if I wish to do everything free I can use the JDK's that are on https://jdk.java.net/ Now say that I wish to publish ready made packages for clients with jlink that I offer ...
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Releasing a dataset of image annotations that have varying per-image licensing

Recently I've been working with some colleagues on a dataset. We've obtained annotations for several thousand images which we assumed to be licensed as CC-BY. We intended to release our dataset to the ...
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What is the correct license of Computer Modern fonts and its derived works?

I wonder the licenses of Computer Modern fonts and its derived works. Wikipedia says Computer Modern is under the SIL Open Font License but the CTAN's Computer Modern page says under the Knuth License....
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Is it allowed to statically link to a library licensed under Eclipse Public License 2.0 without publishing the source code of linked software?

Let's say I've developed a library and licensed it under EPL 2.0. If somebody statically links his/her software to my library, is that software considered a derivative/modified work? Does s/he has to ...

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