Questions tagged [licensing]

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GPL/ LGPL Machine Learning

I am trying to build a speech recognition model. This model should be trained on audio data to learn how sentences are made and how words are pronounced. The problem is most audio files (speeches, ...
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Licensing requirement for usage of win32com APIs through python package (pywin32)

For my project work testing, I want to use win32com APIs through python package (pywin32). Is there any license restriction for this? OR in other words what is the license clause if this python script ...
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How should I describe the license of a document that embeds alternately-licensed content?

I wish to distribute a document under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license. I have written most of this document myself, with the exception of sections which are formed of examples of code (written by ...
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LoRaWAN: is it allowed to write that my product is compatible with LoRaWAN even if it is not certified by LoRa Alliance?

I have a question concerning LoRaWAN protocol: Is it allowed to write that my product is compatible with LoRaWAN even if it is not certified by LoRa Alliance? I do not know exactly what can I write in ...
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When a library's license expires

We manage an application for a customer who owns all source code and all software licenses for this application. Application use Syncfusion library, customer have acquired the license in his name. ...
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Applying for new license plate for vehicle from a different state in India

In India when you change the state you are required to get an No Objection Certificate(NOC) from Regional Transportation Office (RTO) and submit that to the state's RTO where you are moving to, to ...
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Can i use preinstalled fonts in my commerical software

I making a commerical software but license requied for using fonts come with Windows. I not redisturbriting. My app uses fonts in labels etc but i was not included ttf file on app folder. It's just ...
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Would automated builds of a game violate single-user licenses on assets?

I have access to a number of sound effect libraries via a personal single-user commercial license, allowing one backup copy each (which I am understanding GitHub to count as, purely out of caution) ...
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Licensing code which uses a few lines from another library

I have a header and source file which the majority is mine, however there is at least one function which uses a few lines of code from another library (Apache 2.0) I will license said files with the ...
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Can I write code using libraries with these licences (apache, mit, boost) in this way?

I have a simple question. I am writing some code (c++) and that uses libraries licensed as Mit and Apache 2.0 (which I know are compatible). My question is can I use libraries that have a boost 1.0 ...
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Which open-source licenses do I need to provide if I use OpenJDK + Eclipse

My company uses Eclipse environment (in combination with OpenJDK) as a container (some kind of app store, like Google Play Store or Microsoft Store) for many applications/software made in-house. Some ...
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Do I need to attribute icons not used anymore but visible on GitHub's previous commits?

I'm developing a mobile app and I'm using GitHub for source code which is set to public, so I can show my friends. I was using some free icons from www.flaticon.com/home , which required the ...
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Using CARLA for commercial and for-profit use

I know that CARLA is licensed under MIT license that means that it can be used even for commercial purposes, but how is it with UNREAL Engine on which CARLA runs, using this engine for commercial ...
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What licensing do I need for a non-profit?

I'm building a website for a non-profit. for this I'd like to use some fonts on the internet. I'm assuming that personal use doesn't cover us, but I'm not sure on commercial use because we aren't ...
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How should copies of contributions from StackExchange be attributed?

On StackExchange there are two conflicting pieces of information about the requirement of attribution. How should it be done? From https://stackoverflow.blog/2009/06/25/attribution-required/ So ...
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Tasks which require professional licenses by non-licensed persons

Background (as I understand it in California) My friends, some stranger, or myself are allowed to do minor repairs (minor plumbing or electrical work) to a home, without the need for professional ...
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Can I change MIT license to a proprietary license?

I have an open-source project licensed under MIT. Can I change the license to a proprietary license? (not double licensing) What if I don't want to distribute it anymore and want to move to a ...
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Copyright licensing and Passenger Ships

As a passenger ship (note; not a cruise ship) we sail port to port, country to country, and in each place we go we run cultural events and conferences for the local people on board in our conference ...
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Selling License Exceptions using CLA

I am working on an open-source software project in academia. It is currently licensed under a modified BSD-style license that allows only unmodified, non-commercial usage. We are currently considering ...
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Are there any AGPL-style licences that require source code modifications to be public?

So my understanding of the AGPL, is that it requires modifications to be distributed to the users of the network service, but I'm looking for a licence that would require any modifications (non-...
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Using older version of JDK8 after January, 2019

I'm using Oracle JDK8 for some web services and it's a bit difficult to move to OpenJdk right now. As public support for JDK8 is ending on January, 2019, is it possible continue using Oracle JDK8 ...
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Is it legal to use textures from another game, but not provide those with the new game installer?

The situation is there is some very old bugged mmorpg game that left without any improve since 2008. I doing remake of this game (with different name), but I am programmer, not graphics designer. I ...
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Extension of existing License agreement to a new Party

Two Parties have signed a software license agreement. Now one the affiliates of the Licensee wishes to extend the scope of such license in order to cover new software. But they want to sign this "...
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PowerShell cmdlet licensing

I copied two functions from a cmdlet script distributed with Microsoft PowerShell v5, inside my script that should run on PowerShell v3. Also I slightly modified it. Do I invalid a license or can I ...
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What happens to a license if the licensor sells the rights?

If party A purchases a software license from party B, and party B sells all of its rights relating to the software, what happens to the license party A has? Must the new owner still honer the ...
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Is it commercial use to use someone picture on pdf's product for sale?

I'm selling pdf's product using pictures that someone drew for us. We want to use some free pictures available on Internet. So when the website says we can use images for commercial use does it mean ...
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Black-box reverse engineering file format used by discontinued software without a license

Briefly: I am wondering whether information gleaned about a proprietary binary format by perturbing the data using an unlicensed copy of the original software (no longer distributed by the copyright ...
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Using OFL SIL font to logo

I have a question. I download FontAwesome (SIL OFL licence 1.1). I took icon- bulb and expand it to curves in vector software. I edit that icon that the icon never look like original anymore. And I ...
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Sw Tool Linking to open source libraries

If I link proprietary code with open source libraries (licensed under the Apache v2 and MPL1.1 licenses) to create a standalone SW Tool, do I need to release the proprietary code under open source ...
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After I register a copyright for my app, what do I get?

Lets say I took my app (source code) and registered it with the copyright office of my country. After that what form of proof do I get? Do I get papers that have my souce code printed on them and ...

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