Bart van Ingen Schenau
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Can library that took parts of library licensed under GPL with Classpath Exception be licensed under MIT?
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Rewritten the answer based on the new information in the question. From the question, I understand The authors of library M have copied some classes from library G After copying, some small ...

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DRM and "Licensed Rights" for works that contain material licensed under CC BY 4.0
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In non-legal language, the terms of the CC-BY 4.0 are: You are free to: Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the ...

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What to do if I can't find the copyright when using an open source library
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The project has no clear license file If the project does not have a file that clearly spells out under which terms the project can be used, then you must assume that the default copyright protection ...

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Using partially open source program/s and non open source programs, together in a project to be commercial?
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For copyright, a program and the output from a program are completely independent works. The copyright license under which you receive a program has no bearing at all on the licenses you can use for ...

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Do I need a license when I use licensed libraries in my app?
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If you just create an app for personal use and you are not providing it to others, then you don't need to license your app. If you want to provide your app to others, you need to make it clear what ...

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If some software states it is BSD-licensed, how can it be distributing itself with GPL/LGPL components?
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Although it is commonly advised to use the GPL license if your code depends on third-party GPL code, there is no actual requirement to do so. The only requirement is that you use a GPL-compatible ...

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Can I change the copyright license, with this text in the CLA?
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The right to change the license is one of the intellectual property rights that are commonly referred to as copyrights. The basic idea with copyrights is that all rights belong to the author of a work ...

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What do I have to consider if I'm publishing software, where parts of it are written with another software under BSD license?
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Google Test is released under the 3-clause BSD license, which is a permissive license that does not try to impose any license restrictions on projects that use it. As your project is using Google ...

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Explanation about open source codes and licences
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You are asking several questions at once. I will try to answer them all. If a client hires a developer to create something for them, meaning that there is a contract between the client and the ...

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License for Sketch template with branding
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Your wish is problematic in several ways. There are licenses with a similar requirement (such as the 4-clause BSD license, which requires that you mention the licensed product/library in all ...

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Attribution for a "2nd generation" derivative work
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If a license requires attribution of the original authors/copyright holders when you create a derived work, then that means you need to give attribution to all copyright holders. If Jane creates ...

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How to benchmark GPL software?
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When you are using a GPL library in your product, the main requirement is that the product as a whole is distributed under the terms of the GPL license. For the code you write, this can be ...

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Do we need have a license for using Google NOTO fonts in Acrobat Reader?
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Yes, you need a license to use Google NOTO fonts (unless you are the creator of those fonts), but that license is automatically given to you when you download the fonts. The Google NOTO fonts are ...

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Handling copyright infringement in your own open source project
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If you find, or are notified, that you are infringing on the copyright of someone else, you have a few options. If the infringing code is under a copyright license that is compatible with the rest of ...

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Is it sufficient for using GPL-licensed code to add a note that the source can be requested via email?
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Adding the text you propose to the manual is not sufficient to meet the requirements of the GPL. In addition to this text, you must also reproduce the text of the GPL license (and I would recommend ...

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Copyright on files copied from other Open Source project to my Open Source
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When copying a file from another project, you must always keep the copyright and license statements intact. At the most, you could change a phrase like "this file is part of project X" into something ...

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Public domain software in Europe
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In the provided link, there are two statements regarding copyright: A derived work of a work in the public domain is itself not in the public domain. A display of public domain artwork is itself ...

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What happens if I stop using a GPL library?
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This depends on who you accepted contributions from while the code is under the GPL license. If you didn't accept contributions from others and you are the sole copyright holder, then you can change ...

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How do I exclude some items from an Open Source software project (such as resource images) even though they are required by the project?
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Am I allowed to include the royalty-free images along with the Open Source project on GitHub (for example)? This depends on the exact details of the license under which you can use the images and in ...

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Can I customize a CC BY-ND 4.0 theme and use it for a commercial website?
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Yes there is. The copyright license does not allow you to make any changes.

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Can I distribute my software using a license other than EPL if I use an EPL dependency in the project?
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The EPL isn't a copyleft license. The EPL license doesn't claim to apply to program modules that are linked to the EPL code. You can choose any compatible license you like for your own code. The ...

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CC BY-SA – Do I need to open source my app if I don’t really distribute it?
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To answer the last question first, interaction with a program using a remote connection is not considered distribution of the program and will not invoke the terms of the license unless the license ...

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Can I put my project unter zlib, when I use BSD libraries?
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The BSD licenses1 are permissive licenses. The terms of the license apply to the code that is explicitly put under the license, but the BSD licenses do not try to put any restrictions on code that is ...

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Using my own code fragments in multiple projects: does this count as multi-licensing?
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To my understanding, if you are the copyright holder of the code, then you have the right to provide that code to multiple people/projects under different licenses. As each project gets the code ...

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License of photos of code?
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If you create a photograph in which software code is a prominent feature, then your photograph will likely be considered to be a derived work of the software and you will have to comply with the ...

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Need sellable license-text for "commercial use" of GPL v3 software
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A license text is a legal document. As such, it is advisable that the text gets written by a qualified lawyer to ensure that the license actually says what you intend it to say. I would strongly ...

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Any successful "dual license" OSS project I can use as template?
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As there are no "standard commercial" licenses (see also Commercial licence deproliferation attempts), there is also no standard license combination for a OSS+Commercial dual license. I know ...

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Propietary software + GPL source code modified to work with my propietary software
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Your second point is entirely correct: The modifications you make to the GPL program must also be released under the GPL. Your first point (my other program can remain proprietary) is where stuff ...

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Relicensing from GPLv3 to GPLv2
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When receiving contributions to a project, the default assumption is that the contribution is under the same licence as the project itself. The main exceptions are when the contribution explicitly ...

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GPL copyright owner copyleft
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If you, and only you, own the copyrights on a piece of code, then you can do with that code whatever you like. For the choices that you have, it makes very little difference if you have, at some time ...

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