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Apr
24
comment GPL - what is distribution?
IANAL, but I think it is not so simple. You would need some sort of legal entity that is your organization. Without the legal entity it is just a bunch of individuals and you are in fact propagating or conveying the work. Figuring out who is and isn't a "member" is probably contract law or employment law. And, as always, just because what you are doing is legal and you would win a lawsuit doesn't mean you won't be sued.
Mar
15
comment How to rewrite from scratch a code for which I own the copyright so I can use it on my job without losing the rights to the first version?
I would add the following important caveat to the "talk to a lawyer" advice: Only contact a lawyer if the value of the code is greater than the cost of talking to a lawyer. If you never plan on making money with your personal code I would not bother with a lawyer.
Mar
13
comment Login on every page requires SSL on all pages
The other risk of a non-encrypted form is that a man-in-the-middle attack can easily alter the form without any indication to the user that the form has been changed (for instance changing where the form is submitted). SSL on the form would make this a harder vector.
Feb
8
comment Is there a license for selling a software with the sources so buyer can make modifications without claiming ownership of the code or distributing it?
With commercial software the answer is always talk to a lawyer and charge enough for the software to pay for that talk.
Feb
1
answered Does a BSD-licensed project need a signed statement from each contributor?
Jan
28
comment Can we create a GPL application that has a payware advertisement on it?
Additionally, the advertisement code itself must be distributed under the GPL so someone could replace your advertisements with their own.
Jan
24
comment Software has sub-part Apache v2 license and other sub-part GPL v2 license
I could find no place where the Copyright and license is stated explicitly for underscores.me. It includes a copy of the GPL v2 but I could not find a copyright notice that stated that it was covered by the GPL. You might want to ask the authors to explicitly include a copyright notice and use the "GPL version 2 or any later version" phrasing. That would solve your problem.
Jan
15
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Jan
14
awarded  Yearling
Dec
27
answered REST efficiency on count and sum methods
Nov
21
comment Can I distribute a software with the following permission notice
Whether it is a work for hire is something you need to work out with the company, presumably you will need to work with the other directors and/or owners to clarify your relationship.
Nov
21
comment Can I distribute a software with the following permission notice
For clarity I would include the copyright in every file, it is only one line.
Nov
21
answered Can I distribute a software with the following permission notice
Nov
21
comment Can I distribute a software with the following permission notice
Who is the copyright holder? You or the company?
Nov
19
comment Anti Cloud Open Source License
Affero GPL does not prevent the use of the code as a service but it does require that the web interface include a link to download the code running the site. It should also be noted that AGPL does not require a link to the original project.
Oct
28
comment Software licensing and code generation
Legally, I have no idea. My guess is the output is not covered by the source code license. From a practical standpoint, until money is involved it is likely that no one will care. And once money is involved, make sure it is enough to pay a lawyer to answer these questions.
Oct
27
comment Software licensing and code generation
Facts cannot be copyrighted, similarly APIs cannot by copyrighted (the specific implementation may be copyrighted though). My guess is that those spec files are copyrighted but the facts embodied in them are not. That said, unless you have a reason not to, I would explicitly exempt the output from your source code's license, and if you do want the output covered by your license you probably need to talk to the OpenGL people.
Oct
27
awarded  Yearling
Oct
26
answered Software licensing and code generation
Oct
17
answered Incorporating GPL Code in my Open Source Project