Dmitry Grigoryev
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Are pirated GPL-derived "premium themes" legal?
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If you want to be 100% clean (and you usually do in a commercial project), you cannot use pirated content on your site. Your defense is based on the assumptions that the authors of Premium themes (a) ...

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How do I license, "Use my code as per the GNU GPL, but don't put it on GitHub"
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What you can do is require the users to use my code as per the GNU GPL, but don't put it on GitHub under the same name Such a policy can be implemented using a trademark. GPL doesn't allow you to ...

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Am I legally required to provide a (GPL licensed) source code even after a project is abandoned?
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GPL doesn't define what constitutes an abandoned software. FWIF you can declare your software abandoned right after the release, but that doesn't mean you don't have to provide the source code if you ...

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For what reasons should you make the user agree to a FOSS licence during installation?
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Making users accept the FOSS license during installation is a convenient way to fulfill the obligation to inform them about their rights. GPL licenses specifically requires that anyone who distributes ...

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GPL and Python import statement
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Nothing makes Y GPL, short of the author of Y licensing it under GPL or a court order requiring them to do so. Using a GPL code in Y without licensing Y under GPL makes such use illegal. This only ...

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Can others monetize my project with GPLv3?
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Note that while monetizing itself is legal, the project that is based on a GPL software must (obviously) comply with GPL: Any browser-side source code (which is distributed to users) has to be ...

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Is requiring a license a violation of the GPL? Can I get around it?
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Can you confirm if the license check is done in gcc itself, and not in real compiler/linker? If you can run cc, ld and friends without restrictions, you have an easy workaround: Write Makefiles which ...

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Embedding GPL code in proprietary software
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Those two parties are, by contract, the only ones who are allowed to see the code+binary; it is not for the world to see. Is this legal? This part of your contract is likely legally void. E.g. if you ...

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Use GPLv3 library in a closed system (no software distribution)
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I have an overtechnological thermostat. It's a device that runs Ubuntu Server. My app is running on it. It uses a third part library to access the thermal sensor and gather data [...]; the interface ...

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How much code does the manufacturer of an embedded device that uses GPL software have to give me?
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If this device runs Linux, it's certainly licensed under GPL v2. This means you will receive at least the source code for the kernel, as well as open-source drivers and userland tools they have ...

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Can I open source the code and charge for the access to it?
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You'll have to define your own license to do that, as you won't be able to use a popular FOSS license like GPL. GPL (both v2 and v3) specifically forbids you to charge more for source code ...

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