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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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How can I defend Ruby on Rails against customers' not technical opinion?

My customer, a translations business owner, just told me that he has been reading about Ruby on Rails and told me that "there are more PHP guys around there" and "it seems the community prefers it". ...
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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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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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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 it okay to use a short EULA?

I need to add an EULA to my (commercial) software but I cannot afford a lawyer. Also I had a look at various EULA examples on the internet but they are all for specific software or countries, and are ...
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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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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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Java: legal issues related to writing a commercial app in Java [closed]

I developed scientific software for use in my own scientific research. I am considering porting it to another language such as Java, and releasing a closed-source, commercial version of it for sale. ...
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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 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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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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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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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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A friend wants some FREE CRUD code [closed]

A 'friend' of mine asked me to write a complete CRUD system with AJAX for him for free. What should I do? Technically, its bread and butter for me. However, I am wondering if I should get paid for it. ...
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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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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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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 ...
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What are arguments for Commercial Off the shelf (COTS) products?

Why should a company invest in a Commercial Off the shelf (COTS) product? Is it the cost of in-house development, support or are there other reasons to not buy an COTS product? By Commercial Off ...