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How does this GPL licensing issue play out?

Are WordPress and Drupal themes, plugins, extensions, etc. legally obligated to be released under the GPL? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Oct 8, 2012 - 7 answers

CRM+ECM = ???

Does a (preferably open-source) application exist that's one part Customer Relationship Manager (CRM, eg SugarCRM) and one part Enterprise Content Management (ECM, eg: Sharepoint, Alfresco)? Or one that bridges the gaps, connecting relationships with people to documents? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Jun 30, 2010 - 3 answers

Individual use-restriction license?

Making-money-on-freely-distributable-software-filter: Software licenses that (like typical FOSS licenses) forbid restrictions on modification and redistribution of the software BUT (unlike typical FOSS licenses) permit individual contracts that restrict the particular recipient's use of the software? [more inside]
posted by Anything on Apr 10, 2010 - 22 answers

Large scale use of Linux on the desktop in organizations?

I'm looking for a list or reference to press releases/news articles about large corporations or government departments that have switched to Linux as a desktop platform. For example this week it was reported that the French police have 5,000 PCs running Ubuntu. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Apr 30, 2009 - 3 answers

GPLFilter

Software license filter: Using a GPL-licensed library with a questionably-licensed JNI binding layer. What implications does this have for Java code that links to the JNI layer? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Mar 16, 2009 - 3 answers

Free software for running auctions?

Is there any good free software for running many-to-many auctions on a linux server, similar to ebay? [more inside]
posted by sebastienbailard on Dec 14, 2008 - 1 answer

Is this webhost vilation GPL?

Is our webhost violating the GPL? Wordpress, fees and more inside. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Aug 7, 2008 - 23 answers

Open source skulduggery

How should an open source project deal with someone misappropriating its code for profit? [more inside]
posted by jbrjake on May 21, 2008 - 11 answers

Best of public domain games

I'm looking for recommendations on gpl'd or public domain card games and role playing games. Which ones are easiest to learn and the most fun?
posted by JaySunSee on Mar 14, 2008 - 6 answers

Maybe FUD: "All the other sites have viruses."

I am creating and publishing-by-download an episodic, story-driven 3D computer game. I want to make the code GPL, and I'd prefer to release the art under Creative Commons. I also want to make mad cash. How can I swing this? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Aug 15, 2007 - 11 answers

Who owns open source code?

Legalfilter: Who really owns an open source project? [more inside]
posted by crypticgeek on Jul 12, 2007 - 14 answers

Use of LGPL Image as Logo

Can I use this image (LGPL'd) as a logo for my website? I'd like to modify it to change the color but otherwise use it unchanged. I'm unsure about the licensing issues though. [more inside]
posted by GregX3 on Jul 10, 2007 - 8 answers

Do I have to provide my CMS modifications under the GPL?

Say I was using a Web Content Management System that was covered under the GPL. If I made lots of modifications to the CMS, but only used it for my own site - do I need to provide my modified CMS to the public to download? I'm debating this with a friend - I thought it was only if you are planning to redistribute the software to others, but now I'm wondering - and certainly don't want to a afoul of the GPL.
posted by Dag Maggot on Jun 27, 2006 - 6 answers

Wahhhh, don't let it die!! :'(

How do I convince someone to fully "hand over" (to the public, not to me specificallY) a now dead, open source but not totally "open licensed" project. Furthermore, how do I find people who might want to work on its revival? [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Dec 29, 2005 - 6 answers

What is the legal status of software developed with OSS tools?

What is the legal status of software developed with OSS tools? [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Dec 15, 2005 - 10 answers

Open Source GPL Groupware Options

What open source groupware package to use? [more inside]
posted by ao4047 on Dec 2, 2005 - 3 answers

How much poison does the GPL contain?

The GPL: If I were to include a piece of GPL'd code in a commercial application that I'm selling a license to, what do I need to do to be in compliance with the GPL?
posted by SpecialK on Nov 10, 2005 - 11 answers

Are there any free or open source shared calendar solutions?

Free/Open source shared calendar solutions? [mi] [more inside]
posted by reverendX on Jan 9, 2005 - 3 answers

Licensing Code

Which license should I choose? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by deaddodo on Oct 7, 2004 - 10 answers

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