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answered Licensing of content created by licensed code
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comment What is a good license for community submissions to commercial partially closed source software?
@Atsby I didn't say what form the assignment should take. But you do need to be assigned permission to use their code from the owners if the license they contributed it under doesn't explicitly allow it
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comment Can I link to a gpl library from a closed source application?
@AquariusPower well the correct answer is whatever the court decides! Calling a gpl program in a shell is generally OK - the whole idea of Unix is to use other small tools in your own. But creating an app which merely wraps some GPL lib merely to give it an interface to your closed so that you can release the wrapper while keeping your own app closed is obviously not in the spirit of the GPL.
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comment Can I link to a gpl library from a closed source application?
@AquariusPower. No you can use GPL tools to create proprietry results just as you can use GPL compilers to generate commercial code. It is only derived if you dig into the GPL code and extract source/ideas, exactly the same as if you used bits of MS Word
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comment Why is the following naming guideline different between OO and non-OO languages?
@rick, yes. The main reason is that you generally can't overload so print(doc) print(image) print(muppet) wouldn't all be possible
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comment Windows Console App vs Service
A service doesn't have an attached console, it can't print anything to stdout but has to use system logging instead
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comment Is it possible to write an operating system in C?
Wouldn't you need to be able set specific registers and call IRQs to write drivers? I haven't done device drivers for modern PCI bus stuff.