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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
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Oct
26
answered Software licensing and code generation
Oct
17
answered Incorporating GPL Code in my Open Source Project
Sep
25
comment Using a GPL game engine
It is not obvious from looking at their site. They appear to have proprietary games listed on the example page. The only way to get an definitive answer is to ask them. If you get an answer from them you should answer your own question here.
Aug
30
answered GPL - what is distribution?
Aug
30
comment GPL - what is distribution?
The GPL3 uses the terms "Convey" and "Propagate" rather than distribute.
Aug
29
revised How does the GPL work in regards to languages like Dart which compile to other languages?
typo and clarity
Aug
29
revised How does the GPL work in regards to languages like Dart which compile to other languages?
Clarified what I meant by preferred source.
Aug
29
comment How does the GPL work in regards to languages like Dart which compile to other languages?
@WinstonEwert When I say "source code" I mean the original Dart source files used to generate the javascript. I will update my answer to make this clear.
Aug
29
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Aug
29
revised How does the GPL work in regards to languages like Dart which compile to other languages?
Added a note about asking the copyright holder.
Aug
29
answered How does the GPL work in regards to languages like Dart which compile to other languages?
Aug
29
comment Running software as a service using unmodified GPL(v2+) program as a core dependency: must the SaaS source code be released?
"No" is correct but it main reason you don't is that you are not distributing the GPL covered work (only making it available online). This is a known quality of the GPL (both 2 and 3); there is a separate license the Affero GPL license that covers the case of application made available online and not "distributed".
May
2
comment GPL License - Selling and Stealing
I don't think a regular employee working with GPL software in the course of their employment counts as distributing it to the employee. They are acting as an agent of the company and thus the software was not distributed to them personally so they do not personally get the rights provided by the GPL. A contractor may be different depending on the contract.