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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
5 votes

what kind of certificate needed for my application ?

I think Code Signing Certificate is an ideal option to protect your application. Code Signing Certificates help create a sense of online confidence when users download your software by verifying the ...
Sanjay B.'s user avatar
4 votes
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Including GPL software in closed-code project

If you are merely distributing the executable output of the Fortran compiler, and not the compiler itself, then you're not distributing the compiler, and therefore not triggering the GPL's copyleft ...
Robert Harvey's user avatar
4 votes
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Can we use a GPL 2 product for the commercial purpose?

Yes, GPLv2 code can be used in the manner you describe. That in fact is one of the motivations for the AGPL and GPLv3. The modified code must, of course, never be given to anyone outside the ...
Todd Knarr's user avatar
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3 votes

Can we use a GPL 2 product for the commercial purpose?

Read the GPL 2 license carefully, and be prepared to share the code along with all your changes with others. If you hand over the software to anybody outside your company without giving them the ...
gnasher729's user avatar
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3 votes
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Commercial use of content licensed under "Creative Commons License Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0"?

Yes, you can use content released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported license in a commercial application. According to the legal code and the human-readable summary, ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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2 votes

Can we use a GPL 2 product for the commercial purpose?

Since you are not distributing the software to anyone outside your organization, there is no requirement to make the source code for your changes available. The applies for GPLv1, GPLv2 and GPLv3. ...
Stephen C's user avatar
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2 votes

Can I use aac in an commercial app for free?

(This answer is not legal advice. You should speak to an experienced patent attorney.) What to do about AAC If I needed to encode or decode AAC, I would rely on operating system APIs where the OS or ...
James Mishra's user avatar
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1 vote
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Gnuplot in commercial online/offline applications

The key is that the gnuplot software is not part of your software. I want to distribute the binary along with my software Yes, exactly. You will be distributing your own commercial software, and ...
J_H's user avatar
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1 vote

AGPL 3.0 where staging & production has to be purchased possible?

It's possible with dual licensing. RavenDB (and others) have a similar model where their main OSS project is AGPL, but dev does not require a license, and commercial customers pay for a commercial ...
Kasey Speakman's user avatar
1 vote

Including GPL software in closed-code project

Though Robert gave you a very good answer, IMHO he missed one point: if you do not want to open the source of your program, you simply must avoid to distribute the Fortran compiler together with your ...
Doc Brown's user avatar
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1 vote

Using JDK in Google Android Studio License Issues

The existing answers here aren't entirely true. The Oracle Java SE license agreement contains the following term: The use of Software in systems and solutions that provide dedicated functionality (...
Jules's user avatar
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1 vote

Using JDK in Google Android Studio License Issues

No, Oracle's JDK is free of use. Android is based on Java Programming language. That's why you need to install Java, so that your app can be compiled and run successfully.
Thor Dan's user avatar

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