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48 votes
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Forbid distribution of the app licensed with GPL v3 in certain countries

34 votes

Is a software open source if its source code is published by its copyright owner but cannot be used without a commercial license?

32 votes
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If I fork a lib that is MIT / Apache 2.0 dual license, can I change it to CC0 for redistribution?

29 votes

If I can't provide GPL source because a supplier did not provide it, am I at fault?

26 votes
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Is it possible that a future GPL version removes copyleft?

24 votes

Can I ignore an open source license if I checkout a version that was released prior to the code having any license?

23 votes
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Can I share a cracked version of a program originally under GPL v3?

23 votes
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Why do some, but not all, 100% Free Software distros rebrand Firefox?

22 votes

What prevents a large company with deep pockets from rebranding my MIT project and killing me off?

22 votes
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When forking an open-source project, what should I do with the maintainers' emails included in the source code?

20 votes

Using an unmodified GPL library in non-copyleft code

19 votes

How do I become a regular contributor to GitHub FOSS projects?

18 votes
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How to make my iOS project source-closed while it must use open source code?

16 votes
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Hypothetical conflict - incorrectly licensed code

15 votes
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Who is responsible on resolving conflicts on different PRs?

14 votes
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Can I demand the source of a closed source application if I discover it links with a GPL library?

14 votes
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How do products like MongoDB not violate the GPL licenses?

13 votes
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Is requiring a link to my site allowed for a FOSS license?

12 votes
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Does reimplementing GPLv2 code in another language create a derivative work that also falls under the GPL?

12 votes
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Question on Red Hat's monetization model for RHEL

12 votes

Is it common to licence blog posts under Creative Commons?

12 votes
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Inter-compatibility of licenses

11 votes

Is database migration script covered by GPL?

10 votes
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Can a company license frontend software developed with open source frameworks?

9 votes

What is the standard practice when the developer does not want third party redistribution of a certain free and open source software?

9 votes

Does modified server code, used in public website development, which is originally available under GPL2 have to be released to the public?

9 votes

Distribute the code as closed source and the end users download GPLv3 dependencies separately

9 votes
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Can someone other than the original author contribute downstream changes to an upstream repo?

8 votes
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Etiquette for incorporating someone else's MIT code in my GPL project?

8 votes
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Is "Signed-off-by" really needed for a GitHub hosted project?

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