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Using a GPL licensed library in a commercial app [duplicate]

I develop an android application and in my app I use a libary (jar) that I download from the internet. This jar is open-source under the "GNU General Public License v2". I tried to read the text of ...
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Can I distribute a GPL executable (not a library) in a closed-source application? [duplicate]

I want to write a closed-source desktop application that uses a piece of GPL software in the background. I know that I can't link to a GPL library (libgit.a). But if I embed a GPL application (git....
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LGPL License in commercial application [duplicate]

I have searched around but I don't seem to be able to get a clear answer on my questions that I understand. I want to use the Xuggler library in my application, which is licensed either GPL or LGPL ...
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Questions about LGPL license [duplicate]

I have a similar problem than this: http://sourceforge.net/p/tcpdf/discussion/435311/thread/32a59ca0/ Developer answered to ask a lawyer but it costs money... a lot? I only use TCPDF, I have not ...
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Usage of mix licensies in commercial use [duplicate]

I'm developing a CMS, inside it I use many various plugins/addons wich licenses mostly like MIT, GNU, GPL (such as jQuery, nivoSlider, DataTables and so on..). After reading those licenses I believe I ...
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Can I use MIT licence plugins in my commercial web site?

If yes, what precautions should I take?
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Which licenses are free for commercial use?

I'm lost in a mass of licences - GPL, LGPL, Creative Commons, BSD, Apache, etc, and looking for a beginners guide. When using a component under a popular licence like these, what are the restrictions ...
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Libraries and licenses [closed]

Before I started making software for a company which requires its software to be closed-source everything was easy, but now I'm drowning in license issues and I have no idea what to do. I have found ...
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Open Source license that prevents from bundling with adware?

I wrote a small tool I published on my blog. I did not even think about the license, just put the binaries there for everyone to download. Now I am thinking about making it open source (BSD or GPL) ...
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Dual licensed (LGPL, commercial) library and contributions

I have dual-licensed library, LGPL 3 and commercial license. Someone downloads the LGPL version, makes some improvements and sends back few patches. So far so good. But what now? It's legal to just ...