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What are the real life implications for an Apache 2 license?

I want to use SVG Edit for project. This software is distributed under the Apache 2 license. I've seen that: all copies, modified or unmodified, are accompanied by a copy of the licence all ...
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Using stock images in open source project

I have started an open source project and would very much like to have a cute and catchy icon to label the project with. My dilemma is that I have little to no experience designing vector graphics ...
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MPL 1.1 and APL 2.0 License compatibility

I am working a project that is licensed under the MPL 1.1 and would like to incorporate some code that is licensed under the APL 2.0. I know in 2010 Mozilla announced they were updating the MPL to ...
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Must I provide my project source code if I use a library licensed under Apache 2.0?

I have a private (i.e. no chance of sharing the source) and commercial application, now I would like to use a library which is under the Apache 2.0 license. I've read the Apache license and FAQ ...
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Can a GPLv2 program rely on Apache-licensed libraries?

Can a software program licensed GPL (version 2) rely upon libraries licensed under APLv2 without running afoul of the GPL? The language here suggests to me perhaps not. In my specific case I'm ...
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Open Source license compatibility checker

Is there a tool available for checking if various combinations of open source licenses are compatible with each other? I'm planning on building various tools that use an Apache license for ...
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How to include licenses for third-party Maven dependencies?

I'm producing a binary distributable for my Java project. I'm releasing it in two ways: Maven Central Zipped distributable on Google code My project is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license. I use ...
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What does the Apache licensing mean by “Permitted: Commercial Use”

At choosealicense.com/licenses I am reading the Apache licensing, and see that under Permitted there stands Commercial Use: This software and derivatives may be used for commercial purposes. ...
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License terms when porting free software to another language

I'm exploring in the idea of porting an existing software package to another language. It's released under the Apache License 2.0, and is distributed for free; but there's a big different between ...
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Software has sub-part Apache v2 license and other sub-part GPL v2 license

Firstly I am sorry I do not fully understand about licensing. Thus I want to ask here for my curiosity about licensing things. Here is the case. I build a WordPress theme that using underscores.me as ...
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The Apache License, v2.0: Copyright License vs Patent License

The Apache License, v2.0 [..] 2. Grant of Copyright License Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, each Contributor hereby grants to You a perpetual, worldwide, ...
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How to include an apache library with my opensource code?

I have this open source code with MIT license that uses an Apache 2.0 licensed library. I want to include this in my project, so it can be built right away. In the point 4 of that license explains ...
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Can I use Apache Software License, Version 2.0 and GNU LGPL 3 licence plugins in my commercial web application?

I have two plug-ins. One has the GNU LGPL 3 license and the other has the Apache Software License, Version 2.0. Can I use them in my commercial app? And if yes, what precautions should I take?
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What do I need to consider when using code under the Apache License in an application submitted to Mac App Store?

First off, I am new to licenses and app stores. There is an example app on a framework that has a Class file with much of the functionality I'll need for my own app. It's less than 1000 lines of code ...
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Is a license header in source-files required?

Reading through the Apache Software License 2.0 appendix I am left unclear what exactly I have to do now: APPENDIX: How to apply the Apache License to your work To apply the Apache License to ...
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If I fork an open source project and make improvements in the fork, will it or I offend the original authors? [duplicate]

I have identified a couple of open source projects on github.com that are not being kept up to date for many months. I have used them for personal use, and now want to make enhancements to them and ...
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Can I include an LGPLv2.0-licensed XSLT stylesheet into my Apache v2.0-license nodejs package?

I am creating an open source tool which leverages some XSLT stylesheets in order to do its work, which is transforming XML to Java code. One of the stylesheets that I want to use is licensed under ...
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How can I use icons under a CC-ND license?

I am developing an open-source Java desktop application and I would like to use some icons in the GUI to indicate various settings, external links, etc. I found a set of free icons that are published ...
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Open source licensing of derived works

I derived an open-sourced work, Service-Nucleus, based on Netflix's Karyon (Apache License) and Google's AngularJS (MIT License). I want to make sure proper licensing and copyrights are in place, and ...
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Am I allowed to rename a package for a library under Apache V2?

I have developed a library at my former employer. After my employment ended, I got to take the library with me. Does the Apache v2 prohibit renaming packages as long as I keep the license header ...
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File with Apache 2.0 and my modifications

I read the original text of Apache License, Version 2.0 and the explanation in plain English. OK, I copy a class distributed by The Best Company in the World, their license, and modify the code a ...
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I have made extensive use of Apache Commons libraries. I am now to release my (non-profit) application. Is there anything I should worry about?

I have developed a Java program for academic purposes (non-profit, non-open-source). In the process, I made extensive use of many apache common libraries. The program is now to be set free on the ...
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Dalvik + Java licensing question

This is a licensing question about the Dalvik and J2SE core libraries. In particular the license governing java.util.concurrent.SynchronousQueue. The license header of the class in the JDK source ...
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Changing the license in a fork from GPL to GPL compatible? [duplicate]

I have forked a project that was released under the GPL and made substantial modifications, however there are still some parts and general ideas that are the same as upstream. Due to user interest I ...
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Releasing open-source software including Apache2 and LGPL libraries?

I am writing software (in Java) using three libraries: Library A, licensed under MIT license Library B, licensed under Apache License, Version 2.0 Library C, licensed under LGPLv3 I would like to ...
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How to use GPL v3 with Apache License 2.0?

Based on this page, I can see that only Apache License 2.0 is compatible with GPL v3. Now my question is, in layman's term, how do I make those two work together? My current situation is that I am ...
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On what name should I claim copyright in open source software?

When I want to use the Apache 2.0 licence in my project, I should include this in the comments of my source code: Copyright [yyyy] [name of copyright owner] Licensed under the Apache License, ...
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Are there any impediment in the Apache License 2.0 to sell software?

If my project uses a part of the other person protected by the Apache License 2.0 code, I can sell it and keep as open source or there is any impediment to sell? The license itself I think very ...
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Fork dead SVN based project on GitHub

I previously asked this at stack overflow but it was closed, I believe because 'programmers' is a more appropriate venue for this question. I have done some work on the SVN Importer project (Apache ...
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Is Creative-Commons license compatible with Apache License?

For example if I have code that contains parts of code rewritten from code found here or on Stack Overflow or other Creative-Commons licensed code, can my final code be licensed with an Apache ...
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Can I license a program under Apache License 2.0, if it is using/including Eclipse Link (EPL or EDL)?

Can I license a program under Apache License 2.0, if it is using/including EclipseLink? (EclipseLink under Eclipse Public License or Eclipse Distribution License) I did not change anything in ...
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Licensing: Derivative work and copyright notice

I am currently creating something that has been inspired by another library. It is a complete rewrite on another platform - yet, has the same purpose and functionality and is written in the same ...
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What is the best practice for arranging third-party library licenses “paperwork”? [duplicate]

I am developing a small open source project. The application uses many third-party libraries released with a range of licenses: Apache, MIT, BSD, LGPL and CDDL. Each of these licenses has its own ...
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Can I borrow parts of an apache-licensed project for something not open-source?

If I want to make a card game app or android, could I legally borrow parts of the Apache-2.0-licensed Solitaire-for-Android? Would I be able to charge such a project? (I was unable to understand the ...
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Reuse a small method from Apache Ant: How to do that correctly

I adapted some code from the Apache Ant project in my work. The part I used is really small: ~70 lines, ~2000 characters. Adding dependency to ant to use that a single method seemed like an overkill. ...
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Is my understanding of the license for JQuery.xmleditor correct?

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I recently found myself in a pretty confusing situation and now I am unsure how to continue. I found the jQuery.xmleditor plugin from the UNC libraries and thought ...
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Why are Apache 2.0 works excluded from OpenBSD?

From http://www.openbsd.org/policy.html The original Apache license was similar to the Berkeley license, but source code published under version 2 of the Apache license is subject to additional ...
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Can I rename a portion of code released under Apache 2.0?

Is it possible to rename a portion of code extracted from a Apache 2.0 licensed software, releasing it as a new repository under a new name?
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Mixed licenses inside product

This question relates to software-licensing. Someone familiar with open-source licensing may be able to answer this question. I am facing an issue in trying to interpret/understand some Licenses, due ...
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How to use apache license in my project which will be LGPL

I want to use LGPL for my project, can I use some source code which is apache licensed ? If I only use the apache licensed component as library in my project, how should I make the clarification in ...
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Libraries licenses in proprietary product [duplicate]

Our closed-source proprietary web application uses quite a lot of libraries with different licenses (namely Apache 2.0, MIT, BSD-like, LGPL 2.1, etc). We want to distribute binaries (ear files, ...
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What to include from permissive licensed Open Source library?

I'm writing a library and toolset for the manipulation of a software's data files. The library and toolset are written in Python. As I build the library, I start to rely on 3rd party libraries that ...
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Creating derivative work based on a project under apache license - Dealing with original notices in source codes

There is a library licensed under Apache License 2.0 that I extended its functionality in multiple new Classes. Also some of the original Classes of the project had to be modified in which some of ...
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License issue of Spring Data Neo4j?

If I use Spring Data Neo4j to develop a software, and I want to publish it for commercial use with charging, does there exist any license issue? I survey many posts about the license issue of Neo4j ...
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Is it possible to release something with proprietary dependencies under Apache2 licence?

If I write code with proprietary dependencies, can I release my own code under the Apache licence? An example of this would be a plugin for a proprietary framework.
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Forking EPL library. Can I change license?

There is library OpenCl.NET licensed under Eclipse Public License. I want to fork it to change some errors and add some functionality. Is it possible to license my changes by Apache 2 license?
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Apache License 2.0 - Beginner

I'm building close-source application with some libraries that's using Apache License 2.0. Number 4 point a) of the license stated that: (a) You must give any other recipients of the Work or ...
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Will the Apache License or the GPL License protect my trademarks?

I'm trying to see if these two open source licenses give protection of trademarks to the originator. I have read both licenses but they only seem to talk about their own trademark i.e. 'Apache'.
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Software previously licensed under GPL now APL2, can I use it in a commercial application?

A software I would like to use in a commercial project switched from GPL to APL2. The news cites: Please note that the new code that is currently developed as part of the 2.0 code base is licensed ...
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Am I bound by the license of a library that is used in my project but is not distributed with it?

I want to publish a small open source project on GitHub. I'd like to release it with either MIT or Apache license. The project has unit tests that use JUnit library. JUnit is released with the ...