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Can I use MongoDB Community for profit?

MongoDB's SSPL license is designed to prevent competition to its Atlas DBaaS offering, not to prevent commercial use of self-hosted MongoDB instances. However, it is unclear how exactly section 13 of ...
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Can minors publish open source software?

This topic might not have a clear answer, but it looks like FOSS licenses aren't clearly considered contracts: Historically, some open source vendors and enthusiasts insisted that such arrangements ...
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Can minors publish open source software?

A contract with a minor is valid until the minor or their legal guardian void the contract. The contract can be void until some time after the minor is not a minor anymore. So for the question that ...
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Are copyright licenses as binding as some particular rules stated by the creator of intellectual property?

In principle, every single copyright license allows someone to do something that plain copyright law wouldn't allow them to do. Very often there are conditions: They are allowed to do X, which plain ...
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Is it necessary for a minor to show a driving log when obtaining a driver license?

You're supposed to keep a written log. You can download a blank log here (pdf format). Print and use this log to keep track of your teen’s behind-the-wheel practice and their progress toward becoming ...
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Can I convert an emoji to PNG or SVG and use them as an clipart in my videos,games,logos etc

The shape of an emoji is an artistic creation and so is protected by copyright,unless it is judged to be too simple to have the required degree of originality for copyright protection (which may be ...
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Are there any software licenses that would allow anyone free use but require sponsorship for commercial use?

Divide and conquer As the copyright owner, you can offer your stuff under any number and variety of licenses. They don't need to be compatible with each other. Users will pick the license(s) they need ...
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Patent litigation retaliation clause in Apache 2.0 vs MPL2

A patent owner can sue for infringement. That is covered by both wordings. A random entity can't sue the patent holder out of the blue, but if a patent holder threatens the entity with an infringement ...
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