Bart van Ingen Schenau
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Can I use public domain content in my CC-BY-SA-licensed work?
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If a work is in the public domain, then you have the right to do just about anything you can think of with it. The CC0 license tries to give you the same rights to the largest extent possible under ...

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Are Open Source Licenses valid globally?
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TL/DR: Yes, Open Source licenses are valid in Turkey and nearly globally. Open Source copyright licenses are based on copyright law. While each country has its own copyright laws, there is an ...

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Reusing test input files from GPLv2 project for automated testing
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As I understand it, you choose these files because they they contain the characteristics you want to test against and they are conveniently already available. But otherwise, you could use any file at ...

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LGPL Software Rental
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The only requirements that the LGPL effectively places on the proprietary software are that the users must be allowed and able to replace the LGPL portion of the product and that they must be made ...

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Refund laws in europe and austrailia
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Under those warranty laws, you are required to repair or replace faulty goods or you must give a (partial or full) refund if the goods turn out to be irreparable. First of all, those laws refer to ...

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Can my proprietary program use a GPLv3 binary?
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It depends a bit on how your program and the GPL program communicate with each other, but most likely you can do what you want. The FSF uses the concept of communication "at arm's length" ...

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What kind of license is Redis' RSAL (Redis Source Available License)?
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While there is a kind of classification for open-source licenses, the classifications don't really extend beyond open-source. The best classification that I can come up with for the RSAL is that it is ...

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What license should I put in my datasets?
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The person(s) who went through a creative process to create the data are the ones that hold the copyrights to the data and they are the people that get to determine under what license they want to ...

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If a piece of software does not specify whether it is licenced under GPL 3.0 "only" or "or-later", which variant does it "default to"?
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The GPLv3 license itself states on the topic of later versions: 14. Revised Versions of this License. [...] Each version is given a distinguishing version number. If the Program specifies that a ...

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Can I link a BSD-3 library to an MIT project?
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If your MIT project makes calls to a BSD-3 library, then you are using that library. But the MIT and BSD-3 licenses are both permissive licenses that don't put any restriction on how code that is ...

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Accessing a non-commercial API with Software under strong copyleft (e.g. GPLv3) possible?
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Selling the program (if done by a third party) violates “You may not require anyone to make payments […] in exchange for access to Scryfall data.”, thus the program can never be sold by anyone. Your ...

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Is there a more radical approach against copyright than copyleft?
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You can try to reject the notion of copyrights and licenses, but that quickly runs into practical problems with the law. In all countries that have ratified the Berne convention on copyrights (which ...

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Open-source license (probably not FLOSS) that allows "use in a commercial context" but disallow "to sell the software or modified versions"?
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There are no open-source licenses that forbid selling copies of the software, because that kind of restriction is not allowed in a license that is recognized as an open-source license by the community/...

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Does communicating with GPL software force me to distribute my source code?
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As all parts in this setup (client-side, server-side, Asterisk) only communicate with each other over standard communication mechanisms for communicating between different processes, I believe it is ...

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Can a license license itself?
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Because every license is eventually a piece of content; I assume it also needs a license; using a license to license itself would lead to circular logic - is that a problem in the content licensing ...

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Inclusion of GPL 2.0 code into my Apache-2.0 program
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Can I set Apache 2.0 for my whole project? No, you cannot. The GPL license is a strong copyleft license that requires that the whole application must be made available under the terms of the GPL ...

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If you distribute GPL-code as non-GPL, can the receiver redistribute it as GPL?
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However... what rights does the receiver of my code have? All files have a header that states that it's not GPL and forbids redistribution. I think there's two possibilities: The receiver can sue me ...

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Licence for youtube captions
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If these generated captions are mechanically created from (the audio track of) a video, then YouTube cannot claim any copyrights on those captions and therefor also not impose any copyright license ...

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Can I mix GPL code with assets modified under different licenses?
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The AGPL does not allow this for what copyright law considers to be a single work. If any part of the work is licensed under the AGPL, then the AGPL requires that the entire work is distributed under ...

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MongoDB community license usage
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My understanding of the SSPL, based on the license text and the MongoDB FAQ, is: If you use MongoDB, or a modified version of it, in a website/web-application that does not off data-storage services ...

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Best way to add modifications over a pre-existing license
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The MIT license gives recipients of the software unrestricted rights to make modifications. That makes it a contradictory statement that you want to give users "the rights given by MIT license&...

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Question regarding selling code under GPL(?)
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if someone publishes it on their servers or something, they should use the same license as we did. If you allow modifications, then you need a copyleft license to achieve that goal. The GPL or AGPL ...

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Can i use an lgpl v3 licensed library in disclosed source code game project
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The LGPL license requires that the library and modifications to the library are made public. If you dynamically link to the library, then your game can remain closed source, even if you distribute the ...

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Does the BSD licence implicitly apply to derived work?
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The 3BSD licence requires (in clause 1) that your copyright notices be preserved, and that some licence text be reproduced, whenever your code is copied. But it does not require that that licence text ...

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Can I privately use copyrighted materials as test data for public projects?
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If you are not distributing the Sudoku games that you used as test data, then you are not infringing on the copyrights of their authors. Assuming you have written a generic Sudoku solver, then your ...

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Can someone re-license my BSD-3-licensed project under the MIT license, remove my copyright notices, and list me as a "collaborator" without consent
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The BSD-3 license is a permissive license, but even permissive licenses have restrictions that must be observed. By removing your copyrights and license, the person who copied your code has violated ...

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Licence of this dictionary file
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According to the note in the accompanying README file, the copyrights on the wordlist have expired. Copyrights expire after a certain time, which is different for each country. For natural persons, ...

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Can a copy-left licensed software mutate to a permissive one? Can a permissive licence mutate to a copy-left one?
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Can the plugin be MIT instead of GPL3? Yes. Plugins for GPL applications can be under any GPL-compatible license, assuming the interaction between the application and the plugin is such that the GPL ...

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Google Android Codelab code snippets license
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Am I under some copyright violations here? (given no license info is mentioned on the website) If there truly is no license given, then you have indeed violated the copyrights on the code because you ...

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Translating a software to bypass the licence?
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Person A definitely can only use that Javascript code under the GPL license. For copyright purposes, there is no difference if source code is mechanically translated to machine code (a.k.a. it is ...

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