Bart van Ingen Schenau
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Is it permitted to develop for money on a commons clause project?
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The Commons Clause 1.0, among other things, forbids you to offer paid services in relation to the software. That would include offers to extend the software with new functionality. So, being hired (...

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License notice for BSD and MIT licenses
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But I couldn't find license notice for BSD and MIT licenses. What can I use instead? Can I just add: This program is published under 2-clause BSD License. Refer the COPYING file for the full text of ...

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Using Conda's XZ package for proprietary use
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[...] xz, uses multiple licenses (public domain, LGPLv2.1+, GPLv2+). I wish to avoid using GPLv2+ as it requires disclosure of the entire source code. Is there a way in using the XZ package without ...

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Can i put my opensource project under MIT License if i used zlib library?
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If you have taken the pysqlite3 library and are modifying that to add your encryption feature, then you should keep the original zlib license, because it is just easier if a project is under a single ...

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Attribution when deriving from a W3C Software Notice and Document License work
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The W3C license you linked to does not mention a NOTICE file, so there is no requirement to have or keep such a file. The best way to attribute the original library is to have the text This software ...

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Use of multiple licenses in a single GitHub repo
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So is it possible to do something like so, # the GitHub repo LICENSE_FOR_DATASET_A # contains AGPL 3.0 license LICENSE_FOR_DATASET_B # contains CC-BY-4.0 license README.md # other ...

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Do Dev Dependencies go into a produced work?
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Assuming this plugin for ESLint is only used in your build process, then the warning from Black Duck is a false-positive. With linters like ESLint it is safe to say that removing them from your build ...

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Arduino GitHub project - what is the scope of copyright attribution and how to include it?
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You only need to give credit and license notices for code that you distribute. If your repository contains only your code, you don't have to do anything regarding credits and you can just have a ...

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How should I mark a source file (with GPLv2) as a derivative work from multiple files?
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The requirement to keep the copyright notices intact is to ensure that people cannot make an (implied) false claim of authorship by listing only themselves in the copyrights when actually they built ...

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Software becoming open source
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To start with the licensing side, to make a project open-source does not require a transfer of intellectual property. Making a project open-source is just changing the terms under which the software ...

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What is the scope and trigger of the the copyleft provision of the Common Public Attribution License v1.0 (CPAL)?
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So, what is the scope and trigger of the CPAL's copyleft? The CPAL is what I would call file-based copyleft: Once code is licensed under CPAL, it needs to stay under that license and modifications to ...

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Is there a copyleft license that applies specifically to assets created using my software?
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Is there a software license that specifically covers derived assets in this way? Probably not. Unless those created assets contain a copyrightable portion of your software, the assets are not derived ...

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How to provide attribution when numerous contributors hold copyright
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As noted in the question you linked to, the MIT license requires that you preserve the existing copyright notices. It does not require that you add/invent any missing copyright notices. If you are ...

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What modifications to the Authors and License section in the README file of a cloned repository are permissible under an MIT License?
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The Authors and Licence section in a README file has no legal status, so you can do with it whatever you want, including removing it completely. The only effective requirement of the MIT license is ...

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Which licenses are to be considered when developing a software
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Can someone recommend which license template should I choose while uploading my project on GitHub? You have provided us too little information to answer this part of your question. You indicated you ...

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Using GPL License Library separately in a Commercial Project
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It is not possible to give a definitive answer if your plan complies with the GPL license restrictions or not. Your Program2 can be seen as a plugin for Program1, and the GPL FAQ has this to say about ...

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Options for complying with LGPL when building proprietary Rust binaries
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The third option I'm currently considering is to ship a driver which statically links to libusb, but also allows users to dynamically load their own build of libusb at runtime via an environment ...

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Attempting to understand CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
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Suppose if I uploaded to my Github repository a .pdf of a technical book I've written and want to share. According to CC BY-NC-ND 4.0, if someone were to fork the repository, they would still be bound ...

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What license should I use for releasing a design system free for everyone to use, adapt, develop etc.?
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When it comes to copyright, your specification and the code that implements it are two completely unrelated things. This means that whatever copyright license you choose for your specification, it has ...

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As a hardware developer (like arduino board etc.) does one have to license PCB's files under GPL if the included software uses GPL licensed parts?
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As a hardware developer (like arduino board etc.) does one have to license PCB's files under GPL if the included software uses GPL licensed parts? No. From a copyright perspective a hardware layout ...

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Meeting the Boost license requirements
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how do I fulfill the Boost license requirements when using functions contained in the boost header files and compiled libraries This depends on if you copied parts of the Boost libraries into your ...

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Change of version of Dependency: Does it constitute a Derivative Work?
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Here is the question: Is the mere change of the version of the dependency a modification of DDep_v1 that makes it a 'Derivative Work' with all its implications (notice of modification, etc)? I am not ...

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AGPLv3, (DNS) Host files, and DNS SaaS
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Does your application actually depend on that particular repository to function, or could it work with any repository that contains appropriately formatted and named blocklists? I expect it would be ...

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Can I make a proprietary web application using ideas from the source code from an desktop application that is under the GNU GPL2 license?
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Some of the basic functionality I need is found in existing Windows Applications under the GNU GPL2 license. Can I look at that source code for ideas for how I would code my web application? I would ...

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Which license for a project combining MIT libraries and GPL modified files?
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According to the GPL terms, I must put a global GPL license on the project. Is that fine considering the MIT licensed parts ? If not, what license should I use ? The project as a whole indeed needs ...

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Can I run programs that are released under GPL on cloud servers?
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With cloud computing you don't buy a "device that stops operating" when you stop paying the service provider. Instead you buy a time-share of some hardware to run your software on (where '...

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Is it possible to link an LGPL v2.1 software with a proprietary library?
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However, what happens if one wishes to link an LGPL software to a proprietary library? The aim of the GPL (and to a slightly lesser extent the LGPL) is that a recipient of the (L)GPL-licensed code ...

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When cloning a Apache project from github and that project contains a NOTICE text file - what shall I do?
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That paragraph of the Apache licence states that the attribution information in the NOTICE file must be made available also to the recipients of your cloned project. The license allows three ways of ...

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When forking a GitHub project which has the GPL3.0 or the LGPL3.0 license - what do I have to do exactly?
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When creating a fork of a LGPL or GPL licensed project, the requirements are actually quite simple: you must use the same license for your forked project. you must keep all copyright notices (lines ...

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GPL on physical devices as a service
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The situation may depend on how the contract with your users is formulated. If your users "rent" space to you for placing the device, then in my view the situation would probably be seen as ...

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