Questions tagged [licensing]

For questions about permission and terms to use intellectual property.

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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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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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Do I have to include copyright notice in research paper based on code under MIT (or BSD-3) licences?

I am publishing a machine learning research paper which is based on code using several open-source libraries. Do I have to include the copyright notice also in the paper or is it enough to include it ...
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Is it legal to edit an EPL v2 licensed plugin given the circumstances given below?

Can I LEGALLY modify Cross GCC plugin, so that it becomes MinGW-w64 plugin given that I preserve the comment at the top of certain Java source files and plugin.xml and just add myself to the list of ...
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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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Free english content, translation rights and fan translation

An editor published a free scenario for a role-playing game. The French editor possesses the translation rights for all the content of the game, free content included. Is it possible for the French ...
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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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Python with Visual Studio Build tools and cx_Oracle

When running py -m pip install cx_Oracle a message says that I need Visual C++ build tools. cx_Oracle is a free license, but it's not clear whether you have to pay for the build tools that you have to ...
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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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Using Windows EXE file format in operating system

I know that adding Windows .exe file format can be very very hard. I want my OS to run .exe files and I'd like to know if I can use them freely in my OS without any risk or if I have to contact ...

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