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Can GPL licensed code be close sourced later by the author? [duplicate]

Suppose someone writes some code, and publishes it as open source under the GPL. Later they decide to close source their application and put it for sale. Is that in violation of the GPL? All code in ...
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Changing license of personal GitHub repository [duplicate]

I know you can't take someone else's code and change it from GPL to MIT, but if you are the only contributor to a repository can you freely switch it from GPL to MIT?
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Could there by any issues with transition from MIT to Apache License? [duplicate]

I've started my own open source project, which is still in an early phase of development. I chose to use the MIT license for it. However, I've read that the Apache license is better for large ...
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Software License question [duplicate]

I am building some software which I am storing on Github (public). Is it possible to change the license so that I can sell my software at some later point in time, as long as no one has contributed ...
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Rewriting GPL code to change license

I have found a GPL library (no dual license), which does exactly what I need. Unfortunately, the GPL license on the library is incompatible with the license of a different library I use. I have ...
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If someone changes their license, does it apply to previously forked projects under the prior license?

Say someone puts their code on GitHub, under the MIT license. Then I forked it and use it in my project. Then they change the license so that it has a strict license that does not give permission to ...
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What happens when a project switches to a different license?

I've been reading a bit about software licenses, and I'm having trouble getting my head around the idea of what happens when one wants to change the license. I've read a couple of questions here on ...
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3answers
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How concerned should a new programmer be with the various licenses (GPL, Apache, etc)

I'm pretty new to programming, and I've just started using GitHub to store and hold my source code (I keep losing stuff stored locally). As it stands all that's in there right now are source code ...
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Modifying an Apache 2 licensed file and add MIT license to it [closed]

TLDR; I'd like to add a (modification) copyright and a MIT License to an Apache 2 licensed file, which I modified. Description I modified a file that was licensed Apache 2. According to what I ...
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Does GNU GPL condition of reusing license apply to me too if I am the creator? [duplicate]

I am developing a library from scratch. If I license it under GNU GPL (or a similar license), which conditions everyone to disclose the source code, does the condition apply to my other projects? Say ...