Bart van Ingen Schenau
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License for R Package in GitHub
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Is there any way to restrict commercial use of my package exclusively for courses (but without excluding other commercial uses)? Such a restriction is only possible when you (ask a lawyer to) create ...

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Is CFITSIO free software/GPL compatible?
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I have to disagree with the answer by @amon on the interpretation of the permission grant. Permission to freely use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its documentation without fee is ...

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Rebranding and selling software under osl 3.0
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The OSL 3.0 license is an open-source, copyleft, copyright license. This means that the license gives you the right to make any change you like and to distribute the result or to use it in any way you ...

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Does licensing a parent software under GPL v3.0 satisfy the licensing requirements of GPLv3/LGPL libraries used?
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If my parent programs are licensed under GPLv3 and their source code available on Gitlab alongside the JARs, does that meet the requirements of the GPLv3/LGPL libraries I am using? If the GitLab ...

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How to include licenses for packages downloaded with Nuget?
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If you don't store the code bin your repository, then you don't need to have a specific mention of the license of those dependencies. However, when you distribute a binary that contains (compiled) ...

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Distribution of a larger work containing unmodified MPLed dependencies: is informing receivers needed?
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If I got it right, I can ship my "larger work" under proprietory license without giving the source code away. But I must inform my customers that the software they receive contains MPLed ...

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Requirement to name original library / project when acknowledging
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Have I read this correctly? Obviously it's not very fair, either to the original authors or software users, to omit that information, but it seems like it would be legal to do so? Yes, you have read ...

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Can I redistribute to public domain a contribution I made to an MPL 2.0 licensed project?
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Am I still the legal "owner" of the code I wrote back then although it was published in an MPL 2.0 codebase first? Yes. It is actually quite hard to lose your copyrights. You have to ...

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Writing a book, for commercial purposes, about a derivative work, of my own doing, of a CC BY-NC-SA project
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If your book does not contain any actual code snippets or transliterations of the code into English (i.e. code translated to sufficiently descriptive pseudo-code), but it only describes the ideas ...

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Dual Licensing for Artistic Software
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Your idea is not going to work. License terms for a copyrighted work can only be set/dictated by someone who has a copyright claim on the work. And just as Microsoft doesn't have a copyright claim on ...

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Create a new UI for an Apache 2.0 software
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Yes, it is fully permitted to completely change the UI on a Apache 2.0-licensed project and to change the look&feel, logo's and where the attribution information is shown.

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What is this Keep the license and copyright notice included in Bootstrap’s CSS and JavaScript files when you use them in your works?
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What the FAQ entry is referring to are comment blocks like this one /*! * Bootstrap v5.0.2 (https://getbootstrap.com/) * Copyright 2011-2021 The Bootstrap Authors (https://github.com/twbs/bootstrap/...

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Am I licensing this code correctly?
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From a legal viewpoint, it is entirely correct to have the license text in the file that is being licensed itself. If you received the file like that, then that is another reason to keep the license ...

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Can a package manager solve the AGPL "remote network interaction" problem?
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In AGPL discussion, there is a corresponding "remote network interaction" design problem, based on three fragments: [...] 3. "some standard or customary means of facilitating copying of ...

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Can I use a AGPL/GPL package and software for closed-source backend API?
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a)Which license in this requires me to open-source the REST API source code? The AGPL license on the third-party package requires you to make the entire API software subject to the AGPL license. b)...

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Am I violating the terms of the base licenses when I publish my project on GitHub without any license and/or links to authors of used components?
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Am I violating the terms of the licenses (like Apache 2.0, MIT, GPL) when I publish my project that uses dependencies like Django, React or Spring Boot on GitHub without any license or copyrights and ...

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What to do if someone forked your project and removed its license?
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He removed the license in his forked repo's README and just added a section where he credited my repo. This is a violation of the copyright license under which he forked your repository. By violating ...

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How exactly do I comply with open source software under Apache 2.0 if I'm only using some code and not all?
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How would I go about applying the license to these individual code files that I'm taking from the developer? If the file contains a comment with a reference to the license and a copyright notice, ...

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Can someone else copyright for themselves already copyrighted things?
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all his app is copyrighted This statement is almost certainly true, in the sense that probably all the code is covered by copyright protection and that one or multiple persons or companies hold those ...

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Published & monetized apps on the Google Play Store using GitHub libraries licensed under "BSD 2-Clause "Simplified" License" and "Apache License 2.0"
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Is my understanding correct? Yes, your understanding is correct that you can use libraries under those licenses in your monetized app. And do I need to perform any extra procedures to be fully ...

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Is it possible to use QT under LGPL for a hardware commercial product?
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but it would require the user to kind of disassemble the product and potentially damage the casing to do that. As far as the LGPL is concerned, if you can have a fully functioning device after ...

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What sort of requirements apply to (A)GPL software on an SSH server?
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That users can technically use the program over the network means little, since the program is not designed as such. Yes. If we can believe the GPL FAQ, then if the program itself is not aware that ...

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Can I sell licenses for a modified version of Artistic License 2.0 licensed software?
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I am trying to license some code such that people can make modified works from it and profit from that, but they can't just take my work verbatim and profit from it. Right now I'm really leaning ...

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Should the license header be preceded by the copyright holder?
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It is good to have a copyright notice next to the license notice in your files. That give the users of your code some indication who the rights holders are. A properly formatted copyright notice has ...

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Separately licensing source code and website content
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From my research here, I found that maybe dual licensing is the way to go here. No, dual-licensing will not have the desired effect. When you dual-license something, the recipient gets to choose ...

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How do I comply with MIT or Apache licenses while making clear that these licenses only apply to the libraries?
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If you are fine with disclosing which libraries you use, you can write alongside your own licensing information something along the lines of This app uses library A, which is made available under the ...

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Using CC-BY-SA (v3 and v4) content in YouTube video
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If the site where you upload your work to requires you to select a license from a limited list of licenses and the license you want to (or are required to) use isn't in that list, then it is best to ...

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Can I distribute my program under LGPL if it has a password identification mechanism?
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If you use a third-party LGPL library/module in your system, there are just a few requirements you have to fulfill: You need to inform your users that you use that library/module and that it is under ...

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Distributing software that downloads and uses GPL-licensed software
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I do not distribute binary/docker-image of software B there is a clear boundary between software A and software B, in that software A invokes an API provided by software B, which is the intended use ...

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Can I use together React SPA under GPLv3 with materials from wikipedia under CC-SA 3.0?
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Assuming your SPA doesn't literally depend on this particular Wikipedia content (any content can work and you just choose this particular content because of reasons), then the SPA and the content are ...

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