Bart van Ingen Schenau
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GPL Licensed Woocommerce paid plugins
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If I download that plugins from another website for free, can I use it for my small business for free legally? The terms and conditions page of WooCommerce states that the products themselves are ...

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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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What's the usual procedure when using MIT or BSD-2-Clause licensed source code with something like `<script src="…`, `require(…` or `import …`?
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The BSD-2-Clause License has a paragraph Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. and the MIT License has a ...

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What can I do if somebody copied my MPL-2.0 licensed code and released under their name?
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The MPL-2.0 license does not require that Contributors add a copyright notice or in another way mark files as changed and it also doesn't contain any explicit clauses about mis-representation. Based ...

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What is the appropriate license for open-source content which I might publish into a book?
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The CC BY-NC license is most likely not the license you want if you are accepting contributions from others and you are considering publishing the work also as a physical book. As soon as there are ...

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What is a good license for a software project template?
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What would be a suitable license for this situation? The license that comes closest to your desires seems to be the Apache 2.0 license. It is a permissive license that allows derived works to be ...

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Can I change the license of re-written code?
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I want to publish my re-written code with new features on GitHub with MIT license. Can I do it or will I encounter problems? No, you can not publish your rewritten and extended code, because the CC ...

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Can I use GPL v3 licensed software in a commercial application that is accessed through web APIs?
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If you use components that are licensed under GPLv3, then you are required to license the complete application the contains the GPL components under the GPL as well. However, this is not all bad news,...

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Can a license be placed anywhere in a file?
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The US Copyright Office has this to say about the positioning of copyright notices (37 C.F.R. § 202.2): (c) Methods of affixation and positions of the copyright notice on various types of works— [...

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Can Linus Torvalds change the license of Linux to private or nonfree "commercial"?
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Yes, the license can be changed (except that you can't take back the license you already granted on older versions). No, Linus Torvalds can not change the license of Linux on his own. Provided no ...

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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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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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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 much of my code becomes GPL if I use some GPL code and how different does my code have to be to not be GPL?
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Copyright law is centered around making a copy of something and then doing things with that copy. How such a copy is made is usually not specified in the copyright laws, which makes that a "...

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Is it legal to repackage GPL software and sell it on Microsoft Store, like GIMP?
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Yes, it is legal to sell GPL-licensed software as long as you keep the terms and conditions of the GPL. Those terms and conditions are that you cannot use a different license than the GPL (which gives ...

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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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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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Why Opensource projects don't include notice and copyright information of dependent libraries having permissive license?
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The requirement to have a copy of the MIT license and pytest copyrights only applies to those sites/repositories that actually host a copy of pytest itself. What many open-source projects do is that ...

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Where to place attribution details for Emojis in blog posts (CC BY 4.0)?
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Creative Commons also has a wiki page with some best practices for attributing. On that page they say among other things Don't make it too complicated The license tells you to be reasonable: You may ...

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Can a GPL-licensed library be used in private development builds of a proprietary application?
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Yes, that would be allowed. Versions of a software product that don't derive from/use GPL code are not subject to the GPL licensing terms, so you can use whatever license ou like for those versions. ...

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What license can I choose, if my utility uses another one with a custom license
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The PDF-Xchange software is free of cost, but it is not free in terms of freedom. The relevant portion of the license is (emphasis theirs) You may use the Free version without charge provided you ...

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Can I publish someone's GPL (version 2) source code to GitHub or BitBucket?
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By providing software under an open-source license (like the GPL license), the original author has already granted everyone with a copy of the software the right to re-publish that software, subject ...

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Do I need to include the license for all dependencies declared in a setup.py?
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No, you do not need to include licenses for code that isn't part of your repository. However, as a service to your users, you can consider mentioning the licenses of your dependencies in the ...

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If I compile Visual Studio Code from source, is the compiled version licensed from MIT or Microsoft's license?
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This is explained in issue #60 in the vscode github repository. In short, the vscode sources are available under the MIT license, but the Microsoft-branded binaries are distributed under the more ...

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When I notice the license of my current repository on GitHub is invalid, what should I do?
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If you find out that you are not fulfilling the obligations that a third-party license puts on you, then you should correct that as soon as possible. If copyright and/or license information is ...

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Using a GPL header in a closed source program?
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Under normal circumstances, using a header file from a GPL-licensed project in your own project means that your code is considered to be a "derived work" of the GPL-licensed code and that you must use ...

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Is an icon covered by the same license than the repository it belongs to?
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Your understanding is correct that, unless indicated otherwise, all files in a repository are covered by the same license (3-clause BSD in this case). The BSD license allows you to copy and modify ...

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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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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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