Bart van Ingen Schenau
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How do active open-source projects manage removing inactive developers?
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As an example of an active & long-running open-source project, I will use Debian. First of all, you don't get commit access to the repositories all that easily. From the guide on how to contribute:...

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Freely distributing software with third-part libraries and including R engine and packages
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what if some of the third-party libraries I use are released under some open source licence but which is not totally compatible with GPL3? License compatibility is very black-and-white. Either a ...

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Deploy GNU GPLv3 licensed SaaS application with custom pricing and closed source enhancements
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The requirements of the GPL are fairly simple: Any modifications, enhancements or additional modules must be licensed under the GPL (and use only code under a GPL-compatible license). Anyone who ...

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Understanding AGPLv3 and if I need to OpenSource
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The AGPL license contains all the same terms and conditions that the GPL license also has. This means that if you use an AGPL licensed library, you must make the entire (C#) application available ...

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Is an installer/build script a GPL3 derivative work?
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If your installer/builder just takes the build script of the distro as input and it can work with any build script (i.e., your installer/builder does not contain knowledge that is specific to the ...

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Call GPL functionality from non-GPL interpreted code
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To paraphrase the quote from the FSF given in the answer by JNic: The license of the interpreter itself is of no concern. The interpreter and the software executed by it are independent works as far ...

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What's the correct way to bundle an executable (GPLv2) in my Git project
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I was wondering the correct way to bundle the executable file in my Git source control The correct way is not to do that at all. Instead you should write your GUI in such a way that it makes no ...

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distributing a linux server for commercial use
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However, does the GPL license require me to give the customer full access to the Linux system in case s/he wanted to install security updates, add/remove packages etc That depends on the version of ...

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Can the 0-clause BSD license be used for public domain work?
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Is 0BSD actually a valid license for work in the public domain? Technically not, because you are trying to give a copyright license on something that isn't protected by copyright law. Would it cause ...

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Explicit linkage of GCC STL source code in end user's code - GPLv3 + GCC runtime exception
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What is the situation when the end user has to include this code explicitly? Is the exception still triggered or this automatically force him to use GPLv3? I believe the linking exception will remain ...

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Can I use a software published under AGPL as an unaltered webservice without either publishing my source code under AGPL or buying a licence?
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If the AGPL code resides on a physical device that you are distributing to your customers, then that counts as conveyance under section 6 of the AGPL. You are then obliged to either Provide a copy of ...

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What counts as disclosing source for software licenses?
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Desktop applications does access have to be provided through the user interface (GUI), or can it just be through program files? There is no requirement that the source code can be obtained from ...

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Free App and non free Pro app source code licensing model
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If you are the sole copyright holder to "My Software", then any license allows you to do as you propose. What any open-source license also allows is that anyone can take your open-source ...

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Does GPL apply to proprietary software that is linked in through a compatibility layer
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Does GPL apply to proprietary software that is linked in through a compatibility layer Yes, the GPL also puts requirements on transitive dependencies. In particular the requirement that the source ...

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Question on compatibility of SIL Open Font License with IPA Font License
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Are these 2 licenses compatible and how should I release the font? No, the IPA Font License Agreement and the SIL Open Font License are not compatible with each other. Both licenses require that once ...

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Cygwin in a commercial application (LGPL with exceptions for linking)
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Yes, you can. If you statically link to the Cygwin library, the linking exception allows you to just distribute your application without consideration for the fact that you use Cygwin. If you ...

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According to the GPL FAQ use within a company or organization is not considered distribution. What is the legal definition of a company/organization?
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To answer the question in the title ("What is the legal definition of a company/organization?"), that depends on the laws in the concerned countries and may also depend on how the company is ...

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Difference between MongoDB SSPL and GNU AGPL
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The AGPL requires that the people interacting with program A over a network have the right (and possibility) to obtain a copy of the source code of A. The AGPL does not strictly define what ...

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How does dual licensing combine with "You may not [distribute] except as expressly provided under this License"?
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You are right that if you modify the license notices to remove the reference to GPLv2, then you lose the right to use and distribute the software under that license. However, I don't believe you lose ...

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Understanding GPL & LGPL: Free Software with zero-cost, proprietary libraries
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Is my interpretation correct and am I really not allowed to link any closed-source library which does not fulfill the system library exception to a GPL software, if I am conveying a GPL software of ...

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Understanding GPL: Blender Add-on + System Library
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To give another angle on the issue: If you need to distribute the DLL together with your Blender plugin, then the DLL can not be regarded as a System Library. The point of a System Library is that it ...

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Licensing an Open-source Project and a Hosted version
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Open source licenses are not allowed to discriminate against fields of endeavor. That means you cannot use an open source license for your code and use that license to prevent competitors from opening ...

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GitHub Repository with MIT license with one file under GNU license
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As the Makefile is not a part of the software you are creating, but only a script used in the build process, the two are separate works as far a copyright is concerned. With separate works, the ...

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If I use MIT, and I like authors to keep copyright of their patches, does MIT forbid this and do I need them to relicense back their contributions?
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Copyright transfer and licensing are two very different things. In a copyright transfer, you literally transfer the rights on what you have written to another person or organization. You literally ...

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OpenJDK GPLv2+CPE and Spring (Apache 2.0). Can I use them together?
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The Class path Exception (CPE) used by OpenJDK essentially states "As long as you use the classes covered by the CPE unmodified and only load them via the standard class-path mechanism, we don't ...

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Requirements for including Boost source code in your own library
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When you copy files or functions with a Boost license into your own project, there are a number of things you must do Each copied function or file must have a comment with the original copyright ...

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Licensing using c++ strings and cout
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As you are not distributing any copy of a standard library, there are no licensing details for the standard library that you can include, as you can't know which implementation your users will use and ...

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Is it possible to license that header file to LGPL but implementation to proprietary license
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No, that is not possible. First, the header file and the corresponding implementation are closely related enough that if one is under the LGPL license, then the LGPL requires that the other is also ...

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Which license allows usage in end products (aimed at consumers) but not tools aimed at developers and companies?
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No, there are no open-source licenses that meet your requirements. An open-source license is not allowed to discriminate in what the software is used for. An open-source license can't forbid ...

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Can Qt 5.15 or 5.15.x can be used as open source? Because they say yes and no
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You misunderstood the statements from Qt. Qt 5.15.x is available to both Commercial and Open Source users. However, after version 6 or 5.16 has been released, only Commercial users will receive ...

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