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Single python file distribution: module or package?

Suppose I have a useful python function or class (or whatever) called useful_thing which exists in a single file. There are essentialy two ways to organize the source tree. The first way uses a single ...
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Is virtual machine image a good protection for source code?

We have developed an application that is sold as an online service. After some time we realized that some of customers would need/prefer/require to have it installed locally on their intranet. However ...
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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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Geographically Distributed (Data & App) Architecture

Is there any design patterns (or best practices) for implementing a geographically distributed system (mostly a database)? Description: There is a network of warehouses and a central office. Now I ...
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How to generate random numbers with a (negative) sloping distribution?

Given a maximum integer value M, I want to generate N integer values that are distributed with a lower frequency when approaching M (preferably M should still have a non-zero probability). I don't ...
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modify source of copyrighted software

There is a a program that I want to use that is released in two (fully copyrighted) ways: Stable binary form Beta release, mostly-stable binary form that is easy to derive the source (uses jars) ...
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Appropriate License for Available-Source, No-Unauthorized-Distribution

I have a program (technically an addon to a program) whose code I want to be freely available for educational purposes or to create derivatives for personal use. However, I do NOT want to allow ...
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Using sounds on distributable app - Copyright issue

I've created an app that has some sound file that I've downloaded from Macloops. The user can only listen these sound files (he can't create any new sound files using them) with the app. Now, I want ...
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Why isn't DSM for unstructured memory done today?

Edit: Comments suggested, that DSM just faded out by being not used recently. What were the reasons for this, what are DSMs drawbacks? Literature lists many positive aspects like easy to port ...
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Can I distribute a software with the following permission notice

I've recently written a piece of software (without any other contributors) for a company which I part own. I was wondering if I could distribute it with the following permission notice, which is a ...
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Which things I need to purchase to develop and distribute application to customer in .Net

This is the first time I got one customer and I am developing one application for him in c#.net and winforms. I want to distribute .net framework with my application since customer may not have it ...
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What is a good algorithm to distribute items with specific requirements?

I have to programmatically distribute a set of items to some entities, but there are rules both on the items and on the entities like so: Item one: 100 units, only entities from Foo Item two: 200 ...
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How to distribute a web app (that's hosted by the customer)

We're developing a web app that visualizes financial data. We have our first customer, but hope to get more. The terms are that the customers pay a setup fee, to customize the app for their needs ...
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is it possible for the author to trademark the name of an open-source application? [closed]

I would like to know if the name of an open-source application can be trademarked by the original author and what it means when it comes to distributing it through major linux distros, that is, will ...
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Using an AGPL 3.0-licensed library for extra functionality in an iOS app

I am building an iOS application, and I am planning to incorporate an AGPL 3.0-licensed library to it to provide some extra (non-essential) functionality. I’ve got a couple of questions regarding ...
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What function or method can I use to equally distribute a workload

This is more of mathematical question than an algorithmic one; nevertheless it will be implemented in php. I have an array of N tasks. Each task has taken t time to complete(e.g. task 1 has taken 5 ...
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Methods on packaging an assembler with compiler

I am planning on creating a compiler that will generate assembly, that is as far as I really want to go with this project (don't want to create the object files myself or any of the machine code). ...
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Which Linux distro to pick for volunteering?

The number of Linux distributions is large. Someone wanting to volunteer with one of them might have a hard time picking between them, because it's hard to sense the culture, environment, and level ...
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How to release a mobile app successfully?

This includes everything that contributes to the success of the app and is non-programming. Some points to consider: How do you make people notice your app when there are hundreds released every ...
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Should I provide some way to disable my software post-delivery?

I'm debating the value of putting remote disable (or destruct) functions into my software before delivering it to clients... As a hypothetical example, consider the development of a Silverlight app ...
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Distributing Libraries

How are libraries typically distributed? Because they have to be compiled with the same compiler under the same settings as the project using it, distributing the .dll, .lib, etc. seems impractical. ...
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When to Use Shared Libraries

Note: I'm not sure if this question is more suitable for Stack Overflow or Programmers. The thought process behind putting it here was that it doesn't actually relate to coding itself. I noticed a ...