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You probably ought to do both - place it in your EULA as well as providing a LICENSE.txt (or equivalent) file. That way, your end users are aware of the licenses prior to accepting the terms of your license as well as being able to go back and reference the licenses later. Most packages place the LICENSE.txt file in the application root folder, but to my ...
Your question looks like career advice so might be off-topic here. I am sometimes working on free software, but I am not an expert on that. First, most major (or large and significant) free software (Linux kernel, GCC compiler, Firefox browser) are mostly (but not entirely) developed by paid professionals. In other words, the idea that major free software ...
If you look at other software that makes use of FOSS you'll usually find the information available through the about option in the menu. For an example have a look at the Chrome or Firefox about screen/page.
What you're asking is if you can make a VM appliance/image that includes proprietary software. I don't see why not, after all, most people using GNU/Linux and Ubuntu will install the proprietary Flash plugin. People also include proprietary data within their images when they distribute them. Check out the VirtualBox Licensing FAQ Of course, this is all ...
You can also call the file COPYING. If you have contributors and depending on your license, you will also need to list their name for the copyright or get them to assign their copyright to you.
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