Questions tagged [licenses]

Questions concerning the terms under which Unix & Linux software can be used and redistributed...

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Does Debian define what GPL compliance means for the purposes of packaging?

The GPL license speaks of "derivative works". Debian has taken the position that deterministically linking against a library with LD_PRELOAD does not make your program a derivative work. This allows ...
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How can a package's license be determined using OPKG package manager?

OPKG is used as the package manager in an embedded Linux system. I would like to be able to determine the license of a package prior to installing the package. Is there a simple way to achieve this ...
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What's the content of license that AT&T licensed Unix to third-party vendors?

Initially intended for use inside the Bell System, AT&T licensed Unix to outside parties in the late 1970s, leading to a variety of both academic and commercial Unix variants from vendors ...
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Font license search

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but over the years, I've collected many, many fonts, but some of them I am no longer sure if I have the right license to have it installed on my system, ...
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What license does ~/.profile fall under?

On Unix & Linux, what license governs usage rights for the '.profile' file? Also what entity can be questioned about compliance?
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Popular/historical tools for managing license headers in source code?

I've never been in the need of adding/updating/replacing license headers into every source code file in a big project, but now I am. And I always thought there was some popular tool for doing it, ...
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Can I use JON plugin wthout subscription on RHQ?

I setup RHQ (not JON) and found repository Can I setup and use plugin (example) servicemix4-plugin-7.5.1.redhat-630175.jar on RHQ? Or only with subscription I can use this plugin?
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Implications of including GPL software in a distribution?

It's well known that the FreeBSD project is actively trying to route out all traces of GPL'ed software in favor of more permissive-licensed software replacements.[1] Their reasons are ambitious, ...