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1answer
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Where does one draw the line between inspiration and plagiarism? [on hold]

Suppose one would like to use in an iOS app only one function from a GPLv3 library that contains a large number of them. One cannot simply link the whole library beacuse otherwise the resulting ...
4
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1answer
365 views

Author has inserted copyright into code with gnu public license notice - implications?

I've found a project on Github that I'm interested in contributing to which claims to be open source and has a GPL license included with it. But the original author has added a copyright ...
0
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1answer
243 views

Open source licenses (specifically GPL) & gamemaker's source format

Now with gamemaker studio source files are no longer stored in a proprietary format - instead they are stored as simple XML files containing all data. Now I am wondering, can projects created with ...
2
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2answers
137 views

What is the significance of each paragraph of the GPL “copying permission statement”?

Part of the FSF's instructions for placing a program under the GPL is including the following "copying permission statement" at the top of your file, under the copyright notice: This program is free ...
1
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1answer
563 views

Placing of copyright notice in source code

I'm about to release a project of mine that I'm really proud of under the GNU GPL and I have some questions: Should one attach a copyright notice on each and every source code file from their ...
1
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2answers
316 views

How to get contributors assign copyright for copyright holder?

Let's say we have a company and we release our project under LGPL && GPLv3, as you know the only thing here is about contribution. People commit bug-fixes/features to the project, it's fine ...
8
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1answer
419 views

How do I dual license?

I'd like to open source a project of mine under GPL v3. Additionally, I'd like to sell a license for those who wish to use the code in a proprietary application. How do I go about releasing my ...
2
votes
1answer
283 views

Copyleft Licenses - Need to attribute?

I'm currently evaluating which license to use for my next OS project, and things are getting more and more interesting after I decided that I really want to understand what the licenses mean. Up ...
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4answers
1k views

Do I need to contact a lawyer to report a GPL violation in software distributed on Apple's App Store?

Some company is selling software through Apple's App Store which uses portions of code that I released publicly under the GPL. The company is violating the licensing terms in two ways, by (1) not ...
2
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2answers
869 views

GPL copyright notice

I don't have copyright licence from local government. How can I use GPL? As far as I know a step to apply GPL is to add the copyright notice: Copyright XXXX shabab haider... What shall I write in ...