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License for library developed with commercial program

I'm developing a commercial application that largely depends on the functionality of a library that will be developed with it. I'd like to open-source this library, because it offers functionality ...
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Commercial product using a GPL OS

we are planning to create a commercial product. The product consists of some MCUs and a small computer (we are developing on a Raspberry Pi at the moment). The computer needs an operating system as ...
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Is it legal to modify MIT licensed code and sell it?

I have a project and I want to use a ready-made script that is licensed under MIT in it. But using this script separately will be redundant. So I've decided to merge my code and the MIT licensed ...
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Can graphics in the public domain be used in commercial software?

For example: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Epithalamus.png Could I take an image file like that, splice it apart, and use it in an application that would be sold?
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Finding Database issue for iphone app

I know this is a dumb question and it might not be "conceptual" but, as a self-starter I really want to know how to get connected to some sort of "commercial database"? I'm designing a local gas ...
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Can I use new BSD licensed library/code in commercial closed source project?

I've found freetype-gl library I want to use. It has new BSD license and I'd like to use it in my closed source commercial project. Can I do it?
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Is there any well-known commercial project which is currently an open source ? [closed]

I mean is there some open sourced projects that were started as closed source and were commercially successful also? I am also interested in any story behind open sourcing them.
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Using submitted code in a commercial product

I have made a product which I have used the GPL licence, and am now getting pull requests from other authors. The product also has a less restrictive commercial license available for purchase. Can ...
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Product classifying algorithm - text classification - C# - algorithm suggestions

Alright people. Finally with the help of stackoverflow community i have gathered 20 commercial product selling websites product pages with the following features Product URL Product Price Product ...
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What's the rationale of not simply disclosing the license fees for a commercial libary or tool?

Some companies selling software or libraries simply put their licensing model on their web page and be done with it. (Many also contain a disclaimer that there are volume discounts and special ...
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Using GPL licensed jQuery scripts on website with ads

I'm making a web application that will generate revenue from displaying ads. The system is meant for me to run and not sold/distributed to anyone else. My questions are: Can I use GPL licensed ...
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Where to find Hg/Git technical support? [closed]

I would like to out who provides technical support (commercial) for two major DVCS's of today: Git and Mercurial. This is for a place where they've been using Subversion for some time and now they're ...
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How can one find out if open-source code was used in a commercial product?

Some open source licenses don't allow its usage in commercial products, but I bet some people/companies use it anyways. Is it possible to prove that a closed source, commercial product illegally ...
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What is the economic rationale for focusing on free, open source projects? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why programming open source? I'm having trouble understanding why people dedicate their time to an open source project that's free as in beer instead of focusing on a ...
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Licensing issue for RSA and Rijndael algorithms

I'm using .Net to build a commercial application, i.e. a secure chat application. This application is using RSA and Rijndael algorithms. Do we need licenses for using RSA and Rijndael algorithms for ...
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How can I charge money for open source targeted at individuals?

Most questions like this only seem to apply for big pieces of software for companies with money. I'm developing a small application targeted at individuals. Informally speaking, I want to sell the ...
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What are the available tools for creating cross-platform, cross-browser multiplayer online commercial games? [closed]

HTML5+Javascript is not viable as the client-side code will be visible and, thus, stealable. Flash is not viable since it's not supported on ipads and thus not cross-platform. Said that, what are the ...
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Would I be in violation of these icons free license on my Android application?

Since there isn't yet a Q&A site for legal issues and since this is related to an Android app, I'm posting it here, instead of Stack Overflow cause this is not code related. I want to separate ...
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Questions about releasing an application that has been built on an IDE on an educational license

If an application is made during education using an IDE that had an Educational License (provided by the institute), and later the developers decide to release it in the market as a product: Is it ...
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Is any JavaScript code used only for websites, open source?

Rewritten question: I'm not asking a JavaScript-related question, but all "client" languages used on the web (HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, and so on). If I put JavaScript code (that is GPLed) on my ...
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What is the best way to have security auditing done?

I have an authentication system(ASP.Net library) that I want to make sure is secure. What companies/resources can I use to make sure of this? Also, what should I make sure to do before sending it off ...
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Mono & Commercial Projects

I have read the licensing FAQ and from what I understood people are allowed to use Mono in commercial applications. However, I wonder if Microsoft can interfer with this in any way since they own the ....
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How to distribute our software on Linux without shipping source code

For our company needs, we need to sell one of our software on *nix-like system. How can we distribute and protect our software ? I know that almost every program on linux is open-source, so how can ...
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Is Selling GPL licensed Software Effective?

Let us say that someone writes a piece of software and licenses it under the GPL. Then they go on to sell it. Will this be effective? Won't someone just buy it and redistribute at a lower price? Do ...
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Can I close the source of my application if I used code under the Mozilla Public License in it?

I need to use a group of Java classes licensed under the Mozilla Public License. I want to close the source code of my application. Is it possible without charging a fee for the MPL classes?
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For an open source project, is it legal and acceptable to link to commercial libraries?

For an open source project, is it legal and acceptable to link to commercial libraries? For example, an open source application I'm involved in would benefit from using commercial 3rd party user ...
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When creating an library published on CodePlex, how “bad” would it be for the unit-test projects to rely on commercial products?

I have started a project on CodePlex for a WebDAV server implementation for .NET, so that I can host a WebDAV server in my own programs. This is both a learning/research project (WebDAV + server ...