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Who has right over the code that comes from contributions in an open source project?

If somebody starts an open source project (for example with a GPL license) where people will make contributions, than who will own these contributions in the level of the whole project? Will the new ...
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How do I comply to GPL in case of Appliance?

We are developing an enterprise network appliance which has got some GPL softwares like linux and apache and some others with APL license. But the core of the service is proprietary software and ...
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Why is Moore's Law seen as an absolute truth? [closed]

Often times I read things like: "Intel stated that either the next generation or generation after that will likely fail Moore's Law." Why don't they just say Moore's Law will fail instead? I don't ...
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Why did Embarcadero make me sign a waiver?

Just signed in to the Embarcadero Developer Network and got this: EXPORT CONTROLS ON EMBARCADERO SOFTWARE Your EDN membership and access to Embarcadero Software is subject to your agreement to ...
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How to make a license apply to a whole library?

I'm creating a standard library for a programming language, and I'd like to license each and every single class or function in there under the MIT license, so they're completely FOSS. All of the ...
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Open Source Projects & ITAR/EAR

What's the story on contributing to open source projects with respect to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)? From how the laws read it ...
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Linked List is now Patented? [closed]

Linked list Ming-Jen Wang Patent number: 7028023 Filing date: Sep 26, 2002 Issue date: Apr 11, 2006 Application number: 10/260,471 A computerized list is provided with auxiliary ...
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Can someone help me understand this GPL license

I can't understand the last line of this GPL license. Copyright (C) 2011 Some Name This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General ...
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If I drop cookies with JavaScript will it still be compliant with the EU ICO Cookie Law?

The challenge proposed to me as to create a widget to apply in other sites that makes a website compliant with the cookie law[1]. Can I do this without changing server code? I mean, if there's code ...
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Laws about Software Development [closed]

I'm wondering if there are any laws related to software development... Like, what if you're writing code for a digital pacemaker, or you're designing some other system that might have a profound ...
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I don't want to patent my business software, but I don't want to get ripped off later

I feel patents are innovation killers, but I don't want something I've written and put a private licence on end up being patented 3 years later by some troll. What's a good compromise here? Or, am I ...
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Is it legal to show thumbnails on my site of photos that aren't mine?

I would like build an web-application that has thumbnails (around 100x100) of photos. These thumbnails will be linked to the original site (the copyright holder). Is this something that is legal to ...
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Help deciding on the appropriate software license type

I'm working on a piece of software which i'd like to sell; however i'd like to keep the source 'open' in the sense that I see no reason why people should be not able to browse it for educational ...
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Should ICT professionals be warranted professionals? [closed]

Should ICT professionals be warranted professionals? Does anyone have any resources/journals that can help me since I have found none.
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How do I know what tools I can download in my country?

I've seen a spate of questions on Stack Overflow and elsewhere about downloading programming tools and where to find them. Sometimes developers can't find a download link or availability in their ...