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I can't tell if you mean that you are using someone else's software that is licensed under the MIT license, or if you have a project that you are licensing under the MIT license (there is no single MIT license, it is a family of licenses). If the former then you are presumably asking if it's allowed to take donations: since there are no restrictions on that ...


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Yes, commercial use is allowed for the AGPLv3 license. You can charge for your use of the software so long as you provide a way for the public to download the source code in its entirety.


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I think you should clarify your expectations However, while I want to permit (and encourage) forks, commits, and modifications by members of the open-source community, Why do you want that? And why do you think people would want to modify your site for free? (purposefully not calling them "members of the open-source community" since -in addition ...


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Yes, you can use open source software commercially. The Open Source Initiative (OSI) says: Can Open Source software be used for commercial purposes? Absolutely. All Open Source software can be used for commercial purpose; the Open Source Definition guarantees this. You can even sell Open Source software. However, note that commercial is not the same as ...


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Is the act of "selling a license" via a contract considered licensing the contribution under the terms of said contract? Yes, it is. Giving someone a license is called "licensing". No matter if you do it for free or in exchange for something. The section of the CLA template you quoted is meant to prevent exactly the thing you plan to do: ...


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Mr. Esteki is correct. Your copyright rights attached upon completion of your program; it’s considered a literary work. No registration is needed for the protection, but it is always helpful to make your rights searchable in case you need to protect your work in the future. If your program is substantially different from the other program and could not be ...


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