Can anyone help me with the following questions?
- If we cannot release the third-party API as open source, can we release the code that we have written as open source?
- Are we, as the original developers, held to the same license that we release our code with? For instance, if we release our code under a "copy-left" license like GPL, would that restrict us from building on the original code base and releasing it in another product that is not open source?
- What is the best resource for learning the difference among all the different license types? I looked at opensource.org, which listed all the licenses, but I have trouble understanding all the legalese of the licenses themselves.