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What are the legal considerations when forking a BSD-licensed project?

I'm interested in forking a project released under a two-clause BSD license: Copyright (c) 2010 {copyright holder} All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, ...
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Is there a license where all rights are granted?

The licenses I know, including open source and the less restrictive ones like BSD, make it mandatory to: Retain the copyright notice, and/or: Indicate that the precise part of source code was ...
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Advertising clause in Apache License

The Apache 1.0 license includes an advertising clause: Apache: All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this * software must display the following acknowledgment: * "This ...
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Can I license parts of my code under different licenses

Can I license different parts of my code (different classes) under different licenses? E.g. I have downloaded and modified a class which licensed under the BSD 3 point. Can I then say, file ...
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Question about the no-endorsment clause on the BSD license

I'm developing a non-free library and I want to use Bcrypt.Net in it. The clause in question: Neither the name of BCrypt.Net nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote ...
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What license is applicable for an app based on CodeIgniter?

I am trying to fork an application that is based on CodeIgniter. According to the GoogleCode page, the license is GPLv3. However, examining the license.txt file inside the root directory of the ...
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Why do people pick the MIT license over BSD, if BSD's “non-endorsement clause” is a good idea? [closed]

According to this question and it's replies What is the purpose of the "non-endorsement clause" in the New BSD license? it seems smarter to pick the BSD license over the MIT, to prevent ...
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What is the difference between releasing code under the BSD license and releasing it as public domain?

You are free to use BSD licensed code for anything, even commercial, closed source software. How is that any different than just releasing it as public domain?
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Relicense BSD 2/3-clause code to GPL

Suppose I release some source code under the new BSD license. Is it allowed for someone else to take this code, make modifications to it and distribute it under the terms of the GPL? From Wikipedia: ...
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Can I redistribute simplified BSD code?

Here is a plugin I wish to redistribute: http://plugins.jquery.com/project/TextAreaResizer I've written a Jquery plugin that needs the text resizer as a prerequisite. The license type says: ...
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How much code does one have to derive from another source before the license rules are applicable?

In an attempt to not re-invent the wheel, I've been working on a CMS's text-sanitization layer. I found that SimplePie had a really good one in use with it's RSS feed, but it had a lot of features ...
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What is the difference between the BSD and the BCL licenses?

What differences are there, if any, between BSD and BCL licences?
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How to 'reproduce copyright` in an app?

Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with ...
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Help me choose an Open-Source license

So I've done lots of open-source work. I have released many projects, most of which have fallen under GPL, LGPL, or BSD licensing. Now I have a new project (an implementation library), and I can't ...
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What is the purpose of the “non-endorsement clause” in the New BSD license?

Note: This question is not about the "obnoxious BSD advertising clause". The New BSD license does not contain that clause, and is compatible with the GPL. I'm trying to pick between the New BSD ...
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Is BSD license compatible with Apache?

Can I develop a BSD-licensed software that extends an Apache-licensed software (and vice-versa)?
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AGPL-compatible license

I am using a java library licensed under AGPL3. However, I would like to license my own work as BSD, such that my code could then be integrated in proprietary projects if one strips the library. Will ...