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25 votes
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Should we be hosting code online?

As a pro, If your company's office burns down, the code is still on the server. If your company's office doesn't burn down, but the server on which your git repository is located DOES, then you ...
Pimgd's user avatar
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20 votes

Can I use new BSD licensed library/code in commercial closed source project?

Yes. You can use BSD-licensed projects in closed-source, commercial projects. You must include the original copyright and license. From WikiPedia's BSD License page: The BSD License allows ...
Michael Thompson's user avatar
20 votes

Own project: Open source to closed source

In the year 2000, Borland released the code to its InterBase database software as open source. For weird corporate politics reasons, they quickly walked it back and decided that further development ...
Mason Wheeler's user avatar
19 votes
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Own project: Open source to closed source

Is that possible with me as the original copyright holder (with no one having contributed changes except me)? Yes, of course. It's your code, you can do whatever you want with it. Even if I ...
Jörg W Mittag's user avatar
18 votes
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Dual license with GPL and a closed source license

As the copyright holder, you can do whatever you wish with your own code. Nothing prevents you from closing your own source in your own projects, if you hold the copyright. Use whatever closed-...
Robert Harvey's user avatar
15 votes
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May I include parts of MIT-licensed code inside my closed-source project?

There is not copyleft provision in the MIT license. The MIT license gives you legal permission to use the code without ever distributing any of your source code. Since your project is closed source, ...
Mike Gashler's user avatar
12 votes

Should we be hosting code online?

Obviously its a question of trust in the provider and how much you value your source code. However, I thinks its clear that, at least in the past, people over valued their source code. For 'business ...
Ewan's user avatar
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9 votes

Dual license with GPL and a closed source license

For open-sourcing your code for others to use, you're right that GPL will make sure that people can't create closed source derivatives. GPL will force them to share their derivatives under the same ...
ramin's user avatar
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7 votes

Own project: Open source to closed source

As the original copyright holder and no one else holding the copyright to any portions of the project, you can choose to close-source a later version. You can also choose to change the license on ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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3 votes

Is it required to disclose source code for custom Qt software?

The GPL requires you to only provide source code whenever you provide binaries. You may opt to provide neither of these. If you provide the customer with the binaries, GPL requires you to distribute ...
juhist's user avatar
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3 votes

Should we be hosting code online?

A part of this decision process could be a little testing, trial and error. Take a small project and have a few members try out some of the different sites. This should cover the usability by the team,...
JeffO's user avatar
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2 votes

Should we be hosting code online?

I'm not necessarily saying you shouldn't host your company's repository in the cloud, but I've personally experienced some disadvantages and pain with cloud hosting. How fast and reliable is your ...
RubberDuck's user avatar
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1 vote

Managing in-house NuGet packages with source code access

What should work is simply checking out the source code for the NuGet package and opening the solution in a separate instance of Visual Studio. Visual Studio has a neat trick of switching between ...
Stewart Ritchie's user avatar
1 vote

Should we be hosting code online?

What should we be considering in order to make this decision? You should be considering the downsides. I (along with others) successfully encouraged my current employer to stop hosting the company's ...
David Hammen's user avatar
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