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Source File Derivatives and Copyright Attribution Notices

I'm making some modifications to an open source project licensed under the GPLv2 (which will of course be released under the GPLv2) but I'm unsure what to do with attribution notices adjacent to the ...
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How should I treat image licenses in my program?

In the program I'm making I have a pixtureBox (.NET) that is used to show related images. I found images after searching online, and some are CC BY-SA 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, and some belong to the public ...
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Adding a new file to a GPL project - how do I carry along/modify copyright information?

Continuing from Author has inserted copyright into code with gnu public license notice - implications?, can I add my author name to a new file (with original code) that I added to a project that comes ...
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Code attribution to a post quoting an original source [closed]

If I found a post that properly quotes code (gives attribution) from an original source, is it ok if I attribute to that post only, or do I need to give attribution to the original source? For ...
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At what point do you drop attribution to original work?

Lets say I have a project which has evolved over the past year. When I began the project, I looked around for open source projects which provided as much of the base system as I could find, and ...
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What is considered to be a “modification” of sources under the BSD license?

I have a question about the 3-clause BSD license based on its Wiki description. It states: Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided ...
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Open source license that requires visible attribution in derivative works?

My company has a client-side web application that we would like to open-source. We don't want to impose any restrictions on usage, except that any modifications and derivative works should contain a ...
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Is it acceptable within the community of developers to copy open-source software and branch it? [duplicate]

Is it generally, to a reasonable developer, considered morally acceptable, to take a branch of an open-source repository, and start making changes to it and calling your own? You would be taking this ...
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Software attribution / design credits

We just completed developing a web app for a client. And like I usually do, I added developed by "My Company" at the footer at a very small insignificant size. I sent the client an End user license ...
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Marking specific pieces of drastically changed open source code

I have taken a small chunk of open-source code, around a hundred lines, and found that for whatever reason, I have modified it so drastically that my end result has essentially no resemblance to the ...
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Open source license with backlink requirement

I'm developing a Javascript library, and I'm thinking about releasing it under an open source license (e.g. GPL, BSD, MIT) — but that requires that websites that use the software link back to my ...
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How do I properly credit authors of software released under the MIT license?

I have modified the source code of an MIT licensed project, and I have added new classes to it as well. Please correct me if I am wrong, but I think that it is legal to add my copyright notice above ...
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Proper attribution of derived work in a GPL project

This is a continuation of me rewriting GPL project. What will be the correct way of attributing my project as being a derivative of some other GPL-licensed project? So far I came up with: HgSharp ...
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What is ethical/unethical while seeking help on the web with programming assignments?

I have used the web and Stack Overflow extensively during the past month or so in creating my final project for my C# class. I have used so much code that I didn't write myself that I feel I am being ...