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Jul
18
answered Why is the use of constructors discouraged when creating prototypes?
Jun
30
comment w3c library license: does it prevent the inclusion in/distribution with paid software?
@user1050755 The permissions in the license are basically the same as an MIT-style permissive license (which of course permits all manner of redistribution), except for this license's "without fee or royalty" wording. I thought your confusion was that that phrase might mean "the recipient is not allowed to impose a fee or royalty when redistributing" rather than "this software is offered to the recipient without fee or royalty". The fact that this is an OSI-approved license is sufficient to disprove the first interpretation, since OSI licenses cannot impose monetary-cost restrictions.
Jun
30
answered w3c library license: does it prevent the inclusion in/distribution with paid software?
May
25
comment OSS dual licensing / market segregation
You seem not to understand that the copyright holder (that's you, if you wrote the software) is not beholden to any license terms on the software. You could release your own software under ten different licenses simultaneously and allow users to choose which particular license they want to receive it under. A license says "the copyright holder graciously allows you to have this software under these terms..." but that doesn't apply to you because you are the copyright holder and automatically have full rights to distribute it under any terms.
May
20
revised Program license : Open-Source and commercial?
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May
20
answered Program license : Open-Source and commercial?
May
4
comment Using someone else's code in your commercial products
Is the library available under a particular license? If so, you are permitted to use the library under the terms of that license. If the library does not have a license, then you don't have legal license to use it. Your question is quite general -- can you provide a specific example of what you're talking about?
Apr
5
awarded  Yearling
Feb
5
comment Why do we need years in a software license?
Closely related: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/210472/…
Dec
13
revised Javascript Use of Window Object through alternate means
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Dec
13
answered Javascript Use of Window Object through alternate means
Dec
4
awarded  Good Answer
Nov
26
comment Are expensive operations for a user bad for other users?
The discipline of resource scheduling is quite broad. Your large-job/small-job scenario will have very different outcomes using a FIFO schedule, versus a round-robin schedule, versus a shortest-remaining-time schedule, etc.
Nov
14
comment Do algorithms published in academic journals need to be licensed?
Or so goes the conventional wisdom, anyway; I am a legal hobbyist only, not a lawyer. There may be considerable gray area between what is "code" and what is mere "algorithm description".
Nov
14
comment Do algorithms published in academic journals need to be licensed?
In the U.S., the algorithm itself can be protected by patent only. Copyright on the written description of a system does not create a prohibition on the implementation of that system, per Baker v. Selden: "whilst no one has a right to print or publish [the author's] book... as a book intended to convey instruction in the art, any person may practice and use the art itself... described and illustrated therein." You can't use the author's actual code and you can't use a system protected by patent; anything else is likely fair game.
Nov
13
awarded  Revival
Nov
13
answered Signing redistributed files
Nov
13
revised Can I use GPL code as textual data in my app?
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Nov
13
answered Can I use GPL code as textual data in my app?
Nov
6
awarded  Nice Answer