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1answer
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Any patent issue if I want to call my classes “signal/slot” as in Qt?

I need to code a signal-like mechanism and I was thinking of using the same "slot" and "signal" terms to indicate the signal and the function that needs to be called. Since this is a commercial ...
-1
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1answer
291 views

Mono patent safety [duplicate]

Could you please share you thoughts about Mono patent safety? Is it risky to use Mono in production for commercial projects? In case of WEB application, for example the following technology stack: ...
0
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1answer
161 views

Apache License and patents

I am trying to understand how Apache License affects patents. In regards to the Apache website http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 section 3, am I right to say for the first part that it is ...
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5answers
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Can someone else patent my open-sourced algorithm?

I've written a recursive search algorithm to find the boundaries of a voxel data structure in order to render it more efficiently. I've looked around, and either it's such a simple and obvious ...
1
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2answers
1k views

Can I use aac in an commercial app for free?

I was wondering if I can use the aac codec in my commercial app for free (through lgpl ffmpeg). It says on the wiki: No licenses or payments are required to be able to stream or distribute content ...
4
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2answers
187 views

Is there a way to publish software architectural design for open use and prevent patenting?

I'm not sure I have the correct verbage in my question, so let me explain: What I mean by "software architectural design": I have (what I believe) is a unique and useful design concept for an ...
5
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3answers
244 views

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 ...
5
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2answers
489 views

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 ...
2
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3answers
137 views

Software license options

Is there a software license that allows free access to source code, but does not allow redistributing any binaries, either direct from the source code or modified source code for a limited time? The ...
6
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2answers
476 views

What's the best license for my website?

I have developed a unique website but do not have a lot of fund to protect it with trademark or patents. I'm looking for suggestions so that when my supervisor gets my codes, some laws restrict anyone ...