Questions tagged [bsd-license]

BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) licenses are a family of permissive open-source licenses.

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How to include BSD licensed component in my project

I want to use a software which is licensed under the BSD, in my project. I come up with two ways. I create a directory for this component and copypaste the original LICENSE.txt file in this ...
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If you manage a BSD-licensed open source project, how do you guard against someone illegally contributing GPL-licensed code?

An open source project licensed under BSD, MIT or another permissive license accepts code contributions from the community. How can I prevent someone from taking GPL-licensed code that they don't own ...
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proper presentation of multiple (compatible) licenses that inspired a single source file

I am developing a BSD 3-clause library. In the root of the repository, I have the full license text, and at the top of each file something like /* This file is part of <project name>, ...
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Why should I release my code under BSD license and why not under LGPL? [closed]

I think the main difference between BSD and LGPL is that someone who modifies an LGPL library has to publish his modifications. I think this is usually a good idea because it guarantees that someone ...
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Should i cite a BSD license software [closed]

I am using software in my code that is distributed as BSD license. It has a lincense.txt which describes the original authors who wrote that software. It asks me to retain the txt file, etc when i ...
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MIT, BSD, Apache License: Create application for client

I create Application for my client. I use some libraries released on GitHub under MIT, BSD and Apache license. I create also documentation (PDF file) where I would like to point what libraries and ...
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Is BSD-3 compatible with dual licensing?

I am planning to write some financial modeling software targeting enterprises. It will be based on an existing open-source project that already has a BSD-3 license. I do not own the copyright to the ...
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What are the options for licensing a code project with “license soup” in the sources?

I'm working on a software project which I intend to release as FOSS in some way. My code includes quite a few header/source files written by others: Better Enums A slightly modified GSL Lite An ...
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Can software under the “BSD 2-Clause License” be uploaded to PyPI?

I have a Python library licensed under the BSD 2-Clause License. This library was created by another person, who, I think, basically stopped maintaining it. For this reason, I want to pick it up and ...
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Making profit using OpenCV?

I was looking to use OpenCV to program an image recognition app for iOS. One thing I wanted to check is if I were to charge $0.99 or $1.99 for the app, would I be breaking OpenCV's license? I didn't ...
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Can I use R via RDOTNET without having to provide the source code of my application

Can I use R via RDOTNET without having to provide the source code of my application. R is covered under GNU GPLv3. RDOTNET is under New BSD. From the RDOTNET description: "R.NET enables the .NET ...
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License for header exposing functions in a BSD 3 clause licensed source

If I were to write a header exposing functions in a sample source file that was licensed under the BSD 3-Clause License, what would I put up in the header? Should I simply copy-paste the license text ...
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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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Accomodating a LGPL Python module into a BSD project

I have a program written in Python that I would like to make available to the public under a three-clause BSD license. My program has an import blah statement, where blah is a Python module that is ...
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Should we include 3rd party open source licenses if only copying syntax?

We're working on a commercial software product that uses partial syntax from 3rd party open source alternatives but none of the code from these. For example, the open source alternative have a static ...
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Is there any proof a permissive licenced (MIT/BSD) project will suffer from closed forks? [closed]

Hi is there any stats that a MIT/BSD licence project is hindered (as far as getting people to contribute) from closed forks? Stats or resources but not opinions of which license is best please. Note:...
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personal repository with copyright/bsd notice tranferred to organization

If a personal repository with copyright/bsd license file is transferred to a github organization that consists of more than just the original copyright holder, since a group of people (the ...
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GPLv3 licensed library requirement and licensing own library BSD [closed]

I have been searching the web for quite some time now, but the plethora of opinions/comments/articles about licensing questions make it difficult to verify how trustworthy the various sources are. ...
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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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How to manage copyright notices from contributors to a BSD licensed project

We have the following BSD license in the LICENSE file: Copyright (c) 2006-2016 SymPy Development Team All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without ...
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Forking BSD project and distributing as AGPL

I am forking a BSD 2-clause licensed project, adding some AGPL-licensed files, and re-distributing as AGPL. The existing project comes with a LICENSE file, and the files themselves have various ...
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Using BSD licensed source code in a product under a new license and a hypothetical scenario

Let me describe a hypothetical scenario, I wish to know if my reasoning is correct. I use source code X, licensed by author Y under the BSD-3 license, in my source code. I intend to adhere to their ...
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Deciding on a software license for a C++ API [closed]

I have designed and developed a C++ API. Its dependencies are: BLAS - custom license - http://www.netlib.org/blas/#_licensing LAPACK - modified BSD - http://www.netlib.org/lapack/LICENSE.txt GLPK - ...
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Copying and modifying code from project licensed with BSD-2?

I'm using a library that is licensed under a BSD-2 like license and I am wanting to override one of the methods they use and modify it slightly. My question is, when I copy the code from the method ...
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Can I remove the “above copyright notice…” section from the ISC license?

The start of the ISC license is: Permission to use, copy, modify, and/or distribute this software for any purpose with or without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice and ...
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How do I distinguish derived code from original code?

I'm working on a Python project which extends the functionality of some other python modules. Some are part of the standard Python library and mostly use the PSF License agreement while some are ...
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Using a GNU GPL licensed component in a BSD licensed software [duplicate]

I am currently in process of writing a software application. In this application, I use another software project which is licensed by GNU GPL. I have widely modified the GNU licensed component and ...
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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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Is it legal to include BSD licensed code within an MIT licensed project? [duplicate]

If this is possible, how do I go about putting this in the license file or in the source files where the BSD licensed code was used?
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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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Mixing BSD + GPL, and dual licensing

I am the sole author of a piece of C++ software which so far I have kept under the GPL license. For uninteresting reasons, I am considering a switch to a MIT/BSD style license. As far as I have ...
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GPL covers the linguistic data in *spell dictionaries?

There are good annotated vocabulary in {a,i,my}spell dictionaries, giving the lexical class et all. I'm writing a program that needs a large vocabulary, but with a reduced scope, so I don't need all ...
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Copyrights for Open Source projects [duplicate]

Say I'm developing a piece of Open Source software (BSD-Like permissive license) and I write the initial release entirely on my own. After the initial release however I would like numerous other ...
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Components having GPL and MIT/BSD license but released under MIT license

If a component “A” is under MIT License ,but it contains some GPL files, according to GPL the whole code should be GPL. But the component is released under MIT. Is it possible? If yes/no, on what ...
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What do I have to do when using libraries with BSD license?

I am making a game using LWJGL and this is their license. What I don't understand is what must I do? I plan on making a game and distributing it, not the source code just the .jar file and maybe sell ...
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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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A possible loophole on the 3-Clause BSD license [closed]

In a license.txt file, this: Part of this program uses the following clause 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following ...
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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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Does using Xapian in Django-Haystack enforces GPL?

Consider the following situation: She uses Django (BSD) for a website. She uses Haystack (BSD) for textual search in the website. She uses the backend of haystack, xapian-haystack (GPL), to use ...
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Rewriting code under BSD license

I am currently studding OpengGL with OpenGL Supebible 5th edition. I've found interested for me some C++ code that is distributed with the book (see also on google code). That code is under New BSD ...
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What is the best practice for arranging third-party library licenses “paperwork”?

I am developing a small open source project. The application uses many third-party libraries released with a range of licenses: Apache, MIT, BSD, LGPL and CDDL. Each of these licenses has its own “...
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BSD/MIT license changes when copy/pasting a function from another BSD/MIT licensed package [closed]

I frequently find myself wanting to use some small function from another library but end up not doing because it's not worth pulling another dependency. Considering BSD/MIT licenses, if I just copy/...
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can I sell a software that uses a GPL library and another BSD licensed library?

This is the first time I have dealt with licensing issues so I am sorry if I am making any stupid assumptions. My issue is that I have written a program in Python that uses PyQT for the GUI and also ...
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Using public API of a BSD-Licensed library in an MIT-Licensed project

I'm writing code that I would like to release under the MIT License. It uses the public API of a library licensed under the BSD 3-clause license. I am not redistributing the library with the source ...
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Refactoring from Python to Ruby with a BSD v3 license?

There is a project that is written in python which works great and is under the BSDv3 license. I wanted to use it as a base template for a ruby project instead of starting from scratch. I'd be ...
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Using BSD and GPL in one project

I am an author of project, that consists of two parts: daemon and library. I want to license library under BSD License (or MIT, will decide later), and daemon under GPLv3. I want to permit the ...
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Properly licensing FOSS: text location

I have a few FOSS projects that I want to release under the BSD license, since I only wish to maintain the intellectual property of the code, that others will know I've been writing it. I suppose all ...
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Is copyrights notice of a BSD licensed library considered as endorsement?

As I am reviewing a BSD license for an open source library to use it in my commercial product, I found this paragraph: Redistribution and use in source and binary forms are permitted provided ...
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Future of a ServiceStack based Solution in the Context of Licensing

I just want someone to clarify the following questions as Demis Bellot had announced a couple of weeks ago that ServiceStack would go commercial. Refer link below. https://plus.google.com/app/basic/...
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Licensing code “not for reuse”

I have a client-side Javascript framework that is publicly available and BSD licensed. Each file says it is copyright me, the date, all rights reserved, and the BSD license text. I am making a ...