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GeneralGot to read those licenses Pin
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Sander Rossel25-Aug-18 5:18
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It's just such a hugely complicated topic...
Some of those licenses are pages long legalese that takes years of experience to understand.
I do try to figure out if some library is ok for me to use, so recently I came across some GNU license.
Here's the problem, GNU, as I understand it, is free for all to use for whatever they want (so what are the differences with MIT?).
However, my license wasn't GNU, it was GNUx (whatever x was), meaning that I should put a disclaimer with my software and source code.
The program I was working on was a closed source back-end service that no one would ever see.
Do I still need to put the license with it, where should I put it, can I use it at all?
If only it ended there.
The GNUx license was for the "free" version if the software.
I could buy a software license which would give me full rights to use the software, however, I wanted without the need for a disclaimer, but why would I because, as I said, no one would see the disclaimer anyway.
But wait, the license seemed to be necessary for any commercial product, but then what happened to GNUx which only required me to add a disclaimer?
Some parts of the library were GNU, others GNUx, then there are different versions of GNU and there's also GNUy and GNUz.

And what about software without licenses!
And next to licenses there are copyrights, which is restricted by law even if an individual doesn't agree.

Now I had to deal with a single library, but if you deal with multiple libraries and all those libraries reference a thousand other libraries you can only hope you're not breaking some kind of license/copyright law.
Meanwhile, my boss wants the code shipped by the end of the week.

In the end, I found some MIT licensed alternative.
As I understand it MIT is always completely free with all rights as if you wrote the code yourself.
But what if I didn't?
Who's ever going to find out my closed source back-end API is using some library with proprietary code? Unsure | :~
My guess is no one unless the library has some code that checks for licenses (which you can even remove if it's not compiled).

So yeah, I can see how people just don't want to go through all that hassle and can then say "we think it's ok to use this software, but we should hire a lawyer to make sure."

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