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So let's take a look at first clause in the BSD 2-clause license template. Copyright (c) , All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of ...


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From my reading of the licenses, I believe that in order to be totally safe you need to include the complete license text with any distribution of the software or its derivative works (including minified JS). From the major open-source licenses: GPLv3: You may convey verbatim copies of the Program's source code as you receive it, in any medium, provided ...


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Short version: Probably. Ask a lawyer to be sure. Long version: The key part of this question boils down to "what amount of code is protectable under copyright?" That's what the GPL is founded on - copyright protections. If you can't copyright something, then the GPL can't protect it. Fortunately, there's a paper that was written by the Software ...


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I emailed the FSF licensing lab, and here is the response I received (NB: it was from a licensing volunteer, not from a lawyer, and does not constitute legal advice): Your obligations under sections 4 and 5 of the GPLv3 are to maintain the existing copyright notices. It has never been a requirement of the GPL to research, affirm or update the copyright ...



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