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Why FreeBSD License is considered a permissive license instead of weak copyleft license? [migrated]

From FreeBSD License: Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: 1.Redistributions of source code ...
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Can a website's Terms of Service change the license of uploaded software?

Suppose there's a website that lets users upload their own software, like mods in a video game, and their terms of service contain a clause that requires and assumes all uploaded software to be MIT ...
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Web Speech API for website with ads (commercial use)

I want to use Web Speech API and the code provided here (https://github.com/mdn/web-speech-api) in a website that i will put ads or it will support paid subscription (commercial use) Am i allowed to ...
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Is written permission from the owner of unlicensed code sufficient for modification and usage without consequences?

I recently found a repository on GitHub that I found quite interesting. I wanted to modify and use it in my project; however, the code is unlicensed. I proceeded to email the owner of the repository ...
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Does one need a license for selling PCBs and shields?

I have a few licensing questions about electronic designs. For model railroad electronics, the company Digitrax has developed a communication bus called Loconet. This bus allows hand throttles, ...
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In what cases might you be required to provide proof of purchase of a game asset under a license?

There are some sites that sell 3D assets and textures, and generally other things that can be used in video games or 3D rendering. Some of these sites are Turbosquid, CGTrader, Sketchfab etc. I'm just ...
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If commercial use is not mentioned in a software license like BSD, is it implied to freely do so?

BSD talks mostly about redistribution and doesn't even mention commercial use or something like "for any purpose". Therefore they don't need to explicitly state "commercial use is ...
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Why does the open source license BSD-Clause 2/3 not have something like "to deal in the Software without restriction?

Every article that I've read about BSD-Clause 2 and 3 pretty much said that the licensed software is free of restrictions/any purpose as long as you follow what the licenses say, but the actual ...
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I have an expired passport, and I'm missing my NJ state ID and social security card

Recently I've been getting my life together and I have been trying to obtain the 3 items listed above and this is my situation: Passport: Needs state ID State ID: Needs unexpired passport or social ...
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Am I subject to my own license's NonCommercial clause?

I am creating a fictional world to be the setting of my RPG campaigns, and using a wiki website to store my content. Being on the internet, I figured I might want to apply a license to my work to ...
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Using JetBrains Student license to develop a commercial product that is in developpement

I was just wondering if a student user would be able to use JetBrains Student license to develop a commercial product that is still not released and where the company is still not created? Text of ...
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Can two people put their driver licenses in the same wallet?

I was wondering if two people can put their driver licenses in the same wallet. For example, could two spouses keep each of their licenses in the same wallet? Another example could be a parent and ...
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Is there a license that disallows a redistribution of a product, but allows its usage?

I checked BSD, GNU GPL and Creative Commons. They all allow the redistribution with giving the credit. I, however, don't want people to redistribute my product, but only use it. Is there a license for ...
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Can I legally use the Windows licenses listed on the back of devices I purchased?

I purchased some second-hand laptops from various sources. On the underside, I noticed there are stickers with Windows Vista and Windows 7 license keys listed, which I assume were there from the ...
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Will using CC by-sa content in a book prevent me from holding copyright?

I've been reading up a little bit on the CC by-sa license, because I found a really helpful Stack Exchange answer that I would like to use in a book that I am selling. This answer is really short (...
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Use of gplv2 licensed code in server

Suppose that someone develops a web application, and found a piece of code that they would like to add to their server. But that code is licensed under the GPLv2 license. Does that mean that if they ...
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If I post my own code to Stack Overflow, can I then use that code in a project that uses a license other than CC-BY-SA?

Suppose that I have a block of code that represents my own original work (i.e. I am the copyright holder), and that I would like to post this code on Stack Overflow--either to answer someone else's ...