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Is it still necessary to attribute MIT code if it has been modified?
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No license allows you to take copyright ownership away from an author, all authors of the source code should always be attributed. As you contribute to the project, your name can be added to the list ...

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Are there rules on what to do with an old OpenSource software with a security issue?
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What are you expected to do with the older versions...? That is something that is decided by every project maintainer. Some projects will only provide support and updates for the latest release, ...

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License for a mimic of a GPL library
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I believe that technically, unless you use a "clean room" recreation of the API calls, your project should fall under the GPL terms. If you use blender or its source in any way to re-create the ...

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Making an issue per feature for initial development
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As you are the one creating the project, you get to decide how things are to be done. While your project is young, go ahead and work on new features the same as you have so far. Once you get some ...

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Open-source, when (not) to go on a crusade for a feature?
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An open source project is more than a bunch of source code that anyone can download. It also includes an active community that works together to help make the project better for everyone that uses it. ...

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Can I move an in-line license to a file?
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When using longer licenses like GPL and Apache it is common to point to a full copy of the license but the shorter ones like BSD or MIT are normally kept whole. There are no strict rules on where you ...

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If I build a smart bomb with Linux inside, is it enough to put the GPL text in the firmware to comply with the GPL?
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If you make a device and use it yourself, you have no obligation to share the code and documenting your changes in the code would be your only obligation. If you give the device to someone else to use,...

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Distributing GPL OS with proprietary software
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It is perfectly fine for you to make a non-GPL program that runs on Linux. With a somewhat similar result, Linux kernel modules are linked against LGPL code to prevent modules requiring to be GPL. ...

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Why don't we have a full-fledged alternative for the Android OS?
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We don't have an alternative to Android OS because no one has made an alternative. There should be no reason it can't be done, it just hasn't been done. I would expect at this point in time, given ...

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Closed source software with GPL dependencies
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My opinion is that your control panels will not be affected by the GPL. You are not using or linking to any GPL code, you are altering config files read by the GPL software, or sending commands to ...

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Does an FPGA design in Verilog / VHDL count as software or hardware in terms of copyright law?
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Most modern hardware designs are a combination of both hardware and software and like anything we create, both the hardware and software components can be covered by copyright. According to wikipedia ...

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How does GPL apply to neural network models?
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So you have an application that uses GPL code, even if part of the project can be separated and used under different terms (MIT), the project as a whole needs to comply with the GPL. Note that the ...

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1-year time delay open source license
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No, that is a matter of steps that you take. Finish your product and sell it, while keeping the source to yourself. Once you want to make it open source you then make the source available under ...

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Is it legal to use GPL3 licensed code without open-sourcing the app itself?
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While the GPL allows you to freely share the code, no part of the GPL forces you to make the source code publicly available. If you sell a binary program that uses GPL code, then you either have to ...

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Free Pascal and LGPL
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The LDraw Boxer project is licensed under the GPLv2 which allows you to modify the code to make your own variation, as you want to do. The Free Pascal compiler is a program that reads the source code ...

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Does CC0 require a year/author line the same way other licenses do?
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The copyright and the license are two different things. Placing (c)2017 Joe Blogs in a document is stating that you own the copyright of the work and are claiming the rights related to the copyright. ...

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Delay when downloading with SourceForge and many other sites
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Advertising, to pay for the free service. To the right of the Downloading in.... message you will also find Mirror Provided by: and Scanned by:, while I doubt these are paid ads, it would be in ...

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Private license and Apache License Version 2.0 in one commercial product?
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The Apache license is a permissive license and is considered commercial friendly. It allows you to include the code in a commercial product without having to release your code or the changes you make ...

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License file organization when moving from one permissive license to another?
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If you really needed to change your license terms, I would say have your LICENSE file contain the Apache license. Make it a definite cut - this version is BSD - this version is Apache - the change is ...

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What happens when I use LGPL Qt 5 toolkit to link statically for a closed source (proprietary) application?
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Whether you statically or dynamically link to any GPL code, you need to follow the terms of the GPL. As you say no one in Algeria pays for software, you obviously don't expect to sell your program. ...

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Conditions on binaries incorporating BSD 3-clause licensed code
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The BSD license is a permissive license that does not force you to distribute your code under the same terms as the BSD license. As long as you don't claim the code is yours and include the associated ...

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What are the libraries Blender is based on for mesh visualization and editing?
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While you don't want the answer to be blender, it is the answer. All of the mesh editing and display is written in C/C++ and is part of blenders source tree, the external libraries blender uses are ...

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Can a gap in a license coverage on a VCS be exploited?
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A license grants others the right to copy and use your code under certain terms. Without a license, others have no right to use your code. This question expands on this. Unless you specifically ...

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How to satisfy the OFL and OFL RFN clause?
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From the OFL FAQ - Question: 3.1 Can I change the fonts? Are there any limitations to what things I can and cannot change? Answer: You are allowed to change anything, as long as such changes do not ...

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Using a GPL header in a closed source program?
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That a header only contains "defines, typedefs and structs" is not important, the content of the file is covered by the terms of the GPL license. Headers are a part of the source code and can contain ...

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Dual licensing of a file
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You don't have to use the same license for every file in your project, but I would recommend not using two open licenses for the same file as it will only add confusion. That confusion will only ...

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MIT License and how to use
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Using a binary program to develop your own software does not affect your source code under the terms of any open source license. The open source licenses are about copying all or some of the source ...

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Can the developer of GPL software assert copyright/usage claims over assets generated with that software?
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Blender is licensed under the GPL, this also means that addon licenses need to be GPL compatible. The 3D models and artwork made by blender are not affected by the GPL. But while the GPL does not ...

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Can Apache/BSD application contain optional (commented out) hooks to link to GPL code?
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Firstly note that while linking to a GPL library means you have to comply with the GPL terms, that doesn't mean that your code has to be licensed under the GPL, only that the license you use cannot ...

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Can I use MPL-2 for not being held responsible for software bugs?
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Most, if not all, software license agreements place the blame of any damages onto the user of the software, not the developer. You should have a close read of sections six and seven of the MPL-2 (...

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