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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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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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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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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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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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Legal Aspects of Illustrations in Open Source Software (MIT License) - Adding Copyright Notice?
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If you only mention the MIT license in your GitHub repository, then the default assumption will be that everything in that repository is licensed under the MIT license. The MIT license allows the ...

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Using GPL v3 for GitHub repo with no source code
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The GPL defines the term Source Code as "the preferred format for making changes". This means that if your repository just contains some documentation files in a readily editable format (...

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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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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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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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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 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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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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How should I contribute to fix a possible bug in an open source project?
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A bug report with the upstream maintainers is not likely to be accepted. It is not a bug in their build scripts that you force-define a macro that a new version of the compiler also defines, ...

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Is it possible to re-brand an MPL licensed open source software?
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Rebranding a software suite is a modification that is allowed by all open-source licenses. If you can effectively use the rebranded software in your commercial product depends on the license terms and ...

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MPL-2.0: Propagation of Section 3.2
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Yes, your understanding is correct. You may find it prohibitive, but it is actually a requirement of many open source licenses such as MIT, BSD, or Apache-2 that at least the license text is made ...

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Changing the binary/project name under BSD 3-clause license
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Yes, you can change both the name of the project and the name of the executable. The 3-clause BSD license gives you permission to make changes to the project and that includes the changes you want to ...

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How do I enforce not just the letter but also the spirit of open source for an open culture?
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How do I license a piece of software under the GPL or something equivalent, while excluding its limitation that no discrimination can be made for its applicability? For the GPL, you cannot. The GPL ...

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Sell content separately for app licensed under GNU v3?
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Files that are read as data by the application (i.e. the files may unlock/trigger behavior, but they don't add new behavior or code) are considered independent works of authorship. This means that ...

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Question related to the use of GNU GPL v2.0
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If your software just needs a particular set of (virtual) USB ports and doesn't care how the user manages to achieve that, then your software is independent from the GPL tool to create virtual USB ...

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Copyright of scientific figures
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There are two aspects to this question. First, there is the effect of using a third-party tool on copyrights. The nice thing is that the copyright license of tools don't affect the possible copyright ...

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Licensing concerns when distributing a software package containing a GPLv2 third-party software
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As S1 and S2 communicate over a REST interface (and thus a network connection), their communication is considered to be "at arms length." This means that S1 and S2 are considered independent works for ...

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Can a developer of a GPL-3 code ask a client not to publicly share the code?
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The GPLv3 is very clear about this situation. It is explicitly disallowed by sections 7 and 10. Additional Terms. “Additional permissions” are terms that supplement the terms of this License by ...

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Is code made from the documentation a derivative work
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We can both write a HelloWorld application in the same language and chances are that both programs will look very similar. This does not mean that, if I were to publish mine first, that your version ...

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Using public domain code within Apache-or-MIT licensed project
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I don't really like the UNLICENSE, because I am not 100% convinced that that license does exactly what was intended in jurisdictions that don't allow you to dedicate your work into the public domain1. ...

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Open-source license that should aware if I want monetize my project
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Regarding the copyright, copyright automatically goes to the person (or organization) that wrote the code. You will own the copyright of all the code you write (unless you have a contract that says ...

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What is the exact definition of an Adaptation under Creative Commons?
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The legal text of the CC BY-SA-4.0 license contains the definition you are looking for Adapted Material means material subject to Copyright and Similar Rights that is derived from or based upon the ...

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LGPL HDL in larger FPGA design
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The aim of the LGPL license is that people can replace the LGPL code in a larger project, without requiring that the complete source code of the larger project is disclosed. I am not familiar with ...

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Use of GPL licensed driver in commercial project
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There are some legal implications for using a GPLv2 licensed driver, but they are not very onerous. The main requirement is that you inform your customers about the fact that GPLv2 licensed software ...

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Relicensing a MIT licensed project to prevent damaging code changes
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No, you can not change the license of the code you received to prevent people from making changes that are incompatible with features you depend on. However, you can keep your own repository of the ...

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