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Linking against LGPL - How to share the code?

I'm working on an Open Source software project (LGPL) which uses another LGPL-licensed software. To make it easier for users and developers I'm delivering and linking against the compiled thirdparty. ...
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How do I licence my OS project, which uses other (differently-licenced) projects?

I've got a library up on GitHub, with some of the binaries also distributed on NuGet: https://github.com/relentless/Http.fs I'd ignored licencing up until now, but somebody's asking about it so I ...
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Apache license in non-Apache licensed software; how to distinguish?

The Apache License states: "You must give any other recipients of the Work or Derivative Works a copy of this License;" So if you've copied a bunch of functions from some Apache-licensed code (so ...
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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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OpenSource license with commerial-use exemptions for the owner

I'm looking for an open source license which grants me additional privileges. Features: Anyone can freely modify, fork, use the code, as long as they make their source changes publicly available. ...
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Is there a way to prevent others to steal your open source project and use it to make a profit?

This might seems like a silly question to ask, but I can't really figure out the answer. The title pretty much says it all. Let's say you have an open source music player, along comes someone, copies ...