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Questions tagged [apache-license]

The Apache License, created by the Apache Software Foundation

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Can i change apache license owner to our company name?

Our previous developer set his name in the license of our open source project. Thats how license header looks: Copyright (c) 2018 (his name), Stichting (our company name) <(his email)> Can we ...
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How do I use an Apache 2.0 licensed library in my commercial Android app? [duplicate]

I am using a library which is licensed under Apache 2.0 in my commercial Android app. I took a look on the Apache license FAQ on the official Apache homepage (https://apache.org/foundation/license-faq....
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open source license use vs reproduction vs distribution [closed]

I was looking at the Apache license, and under "4. Redistribution" I have to meet a few conditions in order to "reproduce and distribute." What if I simply just want to copy and paste some code into ...
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Publishing an Android app that uses Apache 2.0 licensed libraries, source code to GitHub

I am publishing an Android app to the Google Play Store soon and have some questions regarding the use of libraries licensed under Apache 2.0. I am also releasing the source code on GitHub. I am only ...
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Friendly fork of contributions from library X to library Y with a different but similar license

If there's a large contribution to a library X licensed under Apache v2.0 from user A and user A decides to create a "friendly" fork of the contributions he/she made in library X to a new library Y ...
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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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How to prevent unfair use of open source software licensed under Apache 2.0 [closed]

I have released many open source software under Apache 2.0, now I'm providing a SaaS using that software. Basically, I need to prevent people just taking my software and just rebrand it to provide it ...
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It is possible to use a LGPL module on a Electron app licensed as Apache 2.0? [closed]

I'm developing a desktop app (using Node.js and Electron), licensing the code under Apache License v2.0 It's possible to add a module, licensed as Lesser GPL v3, to my app? I know that compiled ...
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Can an author arbitrarily modify an established License (Apache 2.0)?

The EntityFramework Reverse POCO Generator is a Visual Studio extension / T4 template which derives from the PetaPoco template. The PetaPoco project is licensed as Apache 2.0; and the derived work is ...
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Distribution of application with Apache modules

I am about to release my first ever app, I have used a library that is licensed under Apache 2.0, my question is do I need to communicate with the library owner before I release it or in case I decide ...
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Can I use libraries published under MPL 2.0 and MIT in a project that uses APL 2.0?

I want to use two particular open-source libraries, in unmodified form, as dependencies of a project. One of the libraries is published under the MIT license; the other library is published under the ...
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Another Apache 2.0 license question, regarding modifying files

I have a slight case of OCD. That means I've read multiple questions that are similar but I'm still paranoid. I'm distributing a commercial application that relies on a 3rd party library that's ...
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Can I use some GitHub control/Framework with MIT / BSD / Apache Licence to distribute my iOS Enterprise App?

I develop iOS app with some GitHub controls and Framework as like FMDB,AFNetworking,OpenCV,RadioButton,CheckBoX etc... but now my worry is I want to distribute this app with Apple Enterprise account (...
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Apache 2.0 license without disclosing source

I'm building a software and I want to release it under Apache 2.0 license. Unfortunately, right now, I've no time to put sources codes on public repository like Github or BitBucket. And more, I didn'...
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May I relicense my project from GPLv3 to Apache 2.0? [duplicate]

I am about to publish an Android app project I would like to do it using GPLv3 license to avoid it being used in proprietary projects for now. If I change my mind in the future, since I am the ...
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Can you charge for apps that use open source software?

I don't know where else to ask this. I have an Android app I want to release on the store, and I want to charge a low fee for it. But if part of my application uses code I did not write (i.e. code I'...
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3rd party plugin licencing, when launching on the google play store

I have created an app using Cordova, that I want to release on the Google play store. My app uses other peoples plugins that have a variety of licences, including Apache licence and MIT. I believe ...
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What are my obligations when using an Apache 2.0 library in an internal project?

From the Apache non-lawyer version of the license: It requires you to: include a copy of the license in any redistribution you may make that includes Apache software; provide clear ...
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Distributing commercial software with Apache 2.0 libs that have LGPL transitive Dependencies

I have a commercial software project that uses a third party lib (org.quartzscheduler), this has an Apache 2.0 license. I thought I was ok but when I checked the transitive dependencies I found that ...
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Partial Code Copy from another Open Sourced Library

I need to copy a method from an Apache licensed Javascript library into my GPL licensed javascript library. Can I copy and paste the method into my library in this license context? If so, how am I to ...
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using source code for individual organization vs sharing source code outside organization

If an organization develops their own software internally (with no license agreement) but uses other software frameworks that are open source that we modified to those frameworks work for us ...
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Looking for an example of using code with Apache License Version 2.0

I know there are a lot of Q/As in legalese or plain English. I am wondering if anyone could provide a real life example of the text that needs to be included with the distribution of software using ...
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Using the Apache License 2.0 By Reference Only

I want to license my software with the Apache License 2.0. The software is only a single file of source code. I do not want to include the entire license verbatim in the code. The license appendix ...
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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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Using a WrapBootstrap theme in an open source project

I'm developing a desktop analytics application wrapped in Electron (that integrates with an external REST API), and am looking to use one of the WrapBootstrap themes to spruce it up. I'm deciding ...
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Redistributing Nuget References w/ Licenses

I have a basic gap in my knowledge when it comes to open source licensing. I realize that the answers to this question aren't legally binding :). With that being said, let's say I am writing a ...
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Using Apache Licensed font for mobile

We are looking to incorporate an open source font which uses the Apache License v2 in our mobile application. I have a couple of questions on proper procedure/etiquette: For a font, does creating an ...
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Porting an Apache licensed library from Java to C#, do I need to update the licensing to protect myself?

I'm porting the ESRI geometry-api-java library to C#. They have placed the library under the Apache License. They also mention it in the README.md. They have a small bit of licensing info in the ...
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GPL licensed software in commercial applications [duplicate]

Can I sell a service that is provided using software licensed under GNU GLP? Additionally, this service involves the use and modification of other modules under Apache and other free software ...
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Deployment of application which uses apache 2.0 libraries

I need to publicly deploy web app which uses apache 2.0 libraries. The license obliges me to provide credits in case of redistribution. Do I need to do this in such a case. Is it considered ...
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Rewriting a library licensed under AGPL but keeping the public interface

We need a JSON Schema Validator for .NET. The only library that we found is Newtonsoft Json Schema. The problem with this library is that has a "strange" AGPL license with limitations, from the site: ...
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Can I change a theme and then sell it? [closed]

I am thinking of starting with the "Start Bootstrap" theme from Bootstrap and I want to change it and add stuff, new pages to work with Wordpress and then put it up for sale. http://startbootstrap....
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Distributing a proprietary app together with an ASLv2'ed derived work

My proprietary Java app includes a modified version of a 3rd party library distributed under Apache Software License, version 2.0. The 3rd party library doesn't come from the Apache Software ...
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We are publishing an app using open source apache licensed software, Need some help understanding provisions

We are using some open source code licensed as Apache License 2.0. From what I understand, we cannot endorse the company that made the code. We are using it to develop an free app with micro ...
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Using open source apps source code under Apache v2 [closed]

I modified some code and added few (minor) changes to an open source Android app. Now I want to publish it on play store. The app is licensed under Apache license v2. The license file is included in ...
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Apache License: Why no recursion?

So this is my question: supposedly we can use the Apache License to include externally-written modules of code, within our applications. Yet, if I'm not mistaken, the License seems to state that we ...
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What to keep in mind when releasing an app which uses libraries licensed under the Apache 2.0 License?

I'm creating an Android app which is soon ready for release. I'm just going to implement a tab system using this library. I read that it is licensed under the Apache 2.0 License. I've never used any ...
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Are there any impediment in the Apache License 2.0 to sell software?

If my project uses a part of the other person protected by the Apache License 2.0 code, I can sell it and keep as open source or there is any impediment to sell? The license itself I think very ...
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Libraries licenses in proprietary product [duplicate]

Our closed-source proprietary web application uses quite a lot of libraries with different licenses (namely Apache 2.0, MIT, BSD-like, LGPL 2.1, etc). We want to distribute binaries (ear files, ...
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License terms when porting free software to another language

I'm exploring in the idea of porting an existing software package to another language. It's released under the Apache License 2.0, and is distributed for free; but there's a big different between ...
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What to include from permissive licensed Open Source library?

I'm writing a library and toolset for the manipulation of a software's data files. The library and toolset are written in Python. As I build the library, I start to rely on 3rd party libraries that ...
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Creating derivative work based on a project under apache license - Dealing with original notices in source codes

There is a library licensed under Apache License 2.0 that I extended its functionality in multiple new Classes. Also some of the original Classes of the project had to be modified in which some of ...
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Forking EPL library. Can I change license?

There is library OpenCl.NET licensed under Eclipse Public License. I want to fork it to change some errors and add some functionality. Is it possible to license my changes by Apache 2 license?
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Software previously licensed under GPL now APL2, can I use it in a commercial application?

A software I would like to use in a commercial project switched from GPL to APL2. The news cites: Please note that the new code that is currently developed as part of the 2.0 code base is licensed ...
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Using a code library for Android with Apache 2.0 license

If: I want to create an app (e.g. for a business who wants all its employees to download the app from Google Play freely) I do not have an "about" button in the app. The app is closed source. How ...
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Can I include an LGPLv2.0-licensed XSLT stylesheet into my Apache v2.0-license nodejs package?

I am creating an open source tool which leverages some XSLT stylesheets in order to do its work, which is transforming XML to Java code. One of the stylesheets that I want to use is licensed under ...
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Is a license header in source files required when applying the Apache Software License 2.0 to a project?

Reading through the Apache Software License 2.0 appendix I am left unclear what exactly I have to do now: APPENDIX: How to apply the Apache License to your work To apply the Apache License to ...
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Reuse a small method from Apache Ant: How to do that correctly

I adapted some code from the Apache Ant project in my work. The part I used is really small: ~70 lines, ~2000 characters. Adding dependency to ant to use that a single method seemed like an overkill. ...
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Why are Apache 2.0 works excluded from OpenBSD?

From http://www.openbsd.org/policy.html The original Apache license was similar to the Berkeley license, but source code published under version 2 of the Apache license is subject to additional ...
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Must I provide my project source code if I use a library licensed under Apache 2.0?

I have a private (i.e. no chance of sharing the source) and commercial application, now I would like to use a library which is under the Apache 2.0 license. I've read the Apache license and FAQ ...