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Dec
8
comment Is there a convention about the standard port for testing and developing in node.js?
Port 8080 is the official ICANN-designated Alternate-HTTP port. Ports 8000 and 8888 do not enjoy such a designation. That said, I don't think it much matters what port you use in development when interoperability with other systems is not a concern. (When interoperability is a concern, you may want to simply use whatever final port you plan you use, like 80 for HTTP.)
Dec
8
comment Running an HTML/JS/CSS only app on Android without external Phonegap/Cordova etc
Yes, your imagined scenario is 100% feasible. Whether it is "easy" will vary from user to user. Your typical user will probably not enjoy downloading a zip file, unpacking it, then figuring out where the unpacked files exist on the filesystem (which can vary between devices), and then typing in the file:// address of the application's root directory.
Dec
4
comment GPL license for software and online service comparison
For the second part of your question: Does a website running modified GPL software have an obligation to release their changes? Answer: no, if the GPL'd software is server-side. In the case of client-side JavaScript, it seems much more complex (in terms of how it might compel you to offer source forms of other client-side components and server-side components that interact with the client GPL code).
Nov
28
comment MPL: Can I safely build software that uses this license without having my hands tied legally?
@BradParks Section 8 (which is what I assume you're worried about, but you don't say for sure) only deals with the case that a user of the software (that's you) sues an author of the software (that's RabbitMQ) because the author's MPL-licensed code infringes on your patent. If you want to sue an author for infringing your patent, that's fine, but the MPL does not then allow you to enjoy rights to that code under the MPL. You make a choice: either litigate over your patent or keep your MPL-granted rights to the code that uses your patent.
Nov
26
comment Second AJAX call unloading result of the first
As @gnat's link mentions, this question is not on-topic for Programmers because it is about a specific implementation problem, not a high-level design issue.
Nov
26
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Nov
21
answered GPL Copyright notice in fork of dual licenced software when copyright of original has been sold subsequently
Nov
20
comment ClamAV Database Usage Policy?
What licese terms are on the database? If the data is only GPL licensed, you're probably fine: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/218344/… If the data has more restrictive terms, you may not be.
Nov
6
comment Do I need to include a copy of the GPL / LGPL to every copy of my program?
Related: Why do I have to keep my open source software license in the root?
Nov
5
answered Which license should I choose for binary patches?
Nov
5
comment Which license should I choose for binary patches?
Sorry, I meant how did you create the altered software that you diff'd the original against? I assume you did something like bsdiff original.bin altered.bin -- where did altered.bin come from? Just directly altering bytes with a hex editor or similar? (Note that is probably will not affect the most practical answer (BSD/MIT), but it may or may not affect how other licenses can be applied to your patch.)
Nov
5
comment Which license should I choose for binary patches?
How did you create the patch? Did you directly twiddle binary machine instructions or binary data?
Oct
27
comment Linux or Kernel
Your question is probably about a well-understood property of the GPL, and could be easily answered (i.e., it doesn't require legal nuance to understand fundamentally how the GPL operates in the general case, and your question appears to be very basic). However, it's not clear what your asking; in particular, you do not specify what you mean by "use". Do you mean merely running the software, or distributing it? Which parties are you concerned will have to share the source?
Oct
22
revised Do I have to make source code open, if I use GPLv2 licensed software to derive data
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Oct
22
revised Do I have to make source code open, if I use GPLv2 licensed software to derive data
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Oct
22
answered Do I have to make source code open, if I use GPLv2 licensed software to derive data
Oct
3
revised Why do I have to keep my open source software license in the root?
corrected last sentence to add a critical "not"
Sep
18
answered Falsey values vs null, undefned, or empty string
Sep
16
revised Who is the copyright owner of a contribution (commit) to a GPL-licensed project?
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Sep
16
answered Who is the copyright owner of a contribution (commit) to a GPL-licensed project?