JNic
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Which open-source community software is this?
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That is the Discourse forum software.

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Appropriate license for songbook shared with friends
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Do I need to pick a license, if I don't plan to publish the book? No. What would be a good license? A Creative Commons license is appropriate for non-software works. Use their license chooser to ...

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Is statically linking MIT/X licensed software with a GPLv2 library is illegal?
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If you do not distribute the software, do whatever you want. It's fine. Even if you do distribute, it is allowed, but the software as a whole will have to be licensed under the GPL.

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What are some differences between MPLv2 and EPLv2?
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The EPL is not compatible with the GPL. The MPL is compatible with the GPL. For that reason I would recommend the MPL if you could choose between the EPL or MPL.

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Can I create a SVG site containing files with all these licenses?
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Since the images themselves are seperate works, you can do that.

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Finding right license to support open source community only. GPLv3 too strict, LGPLv3 too permissive
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Let's say that someone uses your project (licensed under your custom license) in an MIT licensed application. Since the MIT license explicitly allows the software to be distributed closed source, your ...

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GPL in Plugin for a open source application
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You cannot use the GNU GPL in a plugin for a non-GPL program. However, you can use the GNU LGPL license.

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Helvetica Neue font in iOS 14 App
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It is legal if you use the font preinstalled in iOS. In this case, Monotype is wrong.

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Understanding GPL: Blender Add-on + System Library
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Is it GPL compliant to distribute any non-GPL, closed-source linked library, which falls under the system library exception, with GPL code? A library distributed with the program does not fall under ...

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Call GPL functionality from non-GPL interpreted code
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The Free Software Foundation has the answer to your question: When the interpreter just interprets a language, the answer is no. The interpreted program, to the interpreter, is just data; a free ...

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Finding a license that prohibits distribution
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This would not be a free license. However, you can choose the GNU GPL which will allow redistribution, but it has to stay open source.

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Can my paid WordPress plugin have a proprietary license?
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You have to use the GNU GPL version 2 or later. A theme or plugin is a derivative work of WordPress because it uses WordPress functions, hooks, etc. But this doesn't prevent you from selling your ...

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If I use an LGPL library do I have to release the full source code of my project?
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No, although you do have to release the source code of the library itself. However, your application must allow someone to use their own, modified version of the library.

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GitHub Repository with MIT license with one file under GNU license
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Unlike the GNU GPL, the GNU LGPL doesn't require that the software as a whole is licensed under it.

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How correctly specify ReactJS license in my SPA repo and contribute it?
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You just need to keep the notice in the source files. You do not need to put anything in your application.

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What is a good license model for a game that I want to both sell and show publicly?
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Dual licensing GPL and a commercial license might make sense. People can use the software in open source projects free of charge, but have to pay for a commercial license to use the software in ...

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Possibilities with Creative Commons ND
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Here are the options simplified: Attribution: Attribution is required for all six licenses. Good attribution should include title, author, source, and license. ShareAlike: Derivatives must be under ...

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Can I use documentation licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 in an application?
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You can include the documentation in your application if the application is licensed under the GPLv3. This is one of two licenses BY-SA is compatible with, the other being the Free Art License.

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Where should I place the NOTICE file and the license?
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Place it in the root directory of your project.

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Using CC-BY-SA (v3 and v4) content in YouTube video
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You should choose the YouTube standard license and then add in the description the license.

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Permissive license that prohibits redistribution of code?
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Prohibiting redistribution makes the software non-free. The furthest you can go is the GNU Affero General Public License.

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Does communicating with GPL software force me to distribute my source code?
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The server side app is under the GPL, not under the AGPL, so no, you do not need to distribute source code.

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MIT license for non-public use between two parties?
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If it would require private use, then it's not a free license. Make your own license in that case.

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Licence for youtube captions
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They use the same license as the video.

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Licensing an Open-source Project and a Hosted version
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You could choose any license. As the copyright holder, you are free to do whatever you want with your own software.

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What's the website that gives a very simple list of what's required of an Open Source License
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Requirements for free software: The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose (freedom 0). The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your computing as you ...

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Can a company circumvent the freedom of distribution on GPL software for its employees or service providers?
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The requirement to make the source code available for private use does not apply to the GPL. However, the GNU Affero General Public License requires making the source code available for network use. ...

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Software under LGPL and API under GPL, which license do addons follow?
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Anything that uses GNU GPL-licensed software must be licensed under the GNU GPL or a compatible license.

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Can i use multiple licenses in my free project?
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OpenJDK is licensed under the GNU GPL, therefore you must use the GNU GPL. The other libraries you listed are licensed under GNU GPL-compatible licenses, except for Spring, licensed under Apache 2.0, ...

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Does LGPL allow Pro / Enterprise versions of the same library?
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The GNU LGPL is the same as the GNU GPL, but it allows inclusion in a non-GNU GPL-licensed application. But the library itself has to still be available under the terms of either the GNU GPL or the ...

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