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170 I lost the source code for programs I released as GPL. What to do? 2017-08-29T22:04:42.043

91 How to contribute to Open Source as a non-programmer? 2015-12-31T18:59:13.270

77 How can large open source projects be monetized? 2015-06-23T19:20:57.047

77 How can a "crayon" license be a problem? 2015-08-03T16:21:38.930

57 What are the essential differences between BSD and MIT licences? 2015-06-24T07:46:01.010

56 How does GitHub's "forking right" cope with an "All rights reserved" project? 2015-07-15T10:38:26.297

56 If I change the license of my project, can someone use the old license by navigating through Git history? 2018-06-09T16:47:31.227

54 Why do some people refer to Linux as GNU/Linux? 2015-07-10T10:36:12.837

53 Is requiring a license a violation of the GPL? Can I get around it? 2015-10-01T15:24:40.810

51 How can I determine if two open source licenses are compatible with each other? 2015-06-23T17:33:09.110

50 Can I use GPL libraries in a closed source project if only the output is distributed? 2016-01-13T09:37:10.267

49 Should I include license text in a single file or all source files? 2015-06-24T02:27:54.717

48 Why is CC BY-SA discouraged for code? 2015-08-26T01:04:21.027

47 How can a project be relicensed? 2015-06-23T18:12:32.313

47 What can I assume if a publicly published project has no license? 2015-08-26T13:56:15.777

47 Security of Github.com 2015-09-22T20:19:38.300

44 Is GPL "for research purposes only" self-contradictory? 2018-09-25T07:43:15.730

43 How to explain to users that we do this in our spare time? 2015-10-11T11:44:27.253

41 How can cheating be prevented in a FLOSS multiplayer game? 2016-09-10T03:16:13.697

40 Does open source qualify as being part of the public domain? 2015-06-23T18:35:57.153

40 Can I "Override" a licensing policy? 2015-06-27T00:39:10.117

40 How to deal with contributors who write very bad quality code? 2018-10-08T10:57:22.470

38 Is it socially acceptable to star your own repositories on GitHub? 2015-10-06T07:25:55.757

37 What can/should I do when I see a violation to GPL restrictions? 2015-06-23T18:32:47.097

37 What's the right way to ask if a GitHub project is maintained? 2015-09-02T15:07:41.517

37 Is Microsoft VS code really open source? 2016-08-10T16:13:13.823

36 How to react to unhelpful contributions to otherwise unnoticed projects 2015-08-12T08:32:24.840

34 How do I attract new programmers? 2015-06-23T18:34:56.170

34 How can I get users to read the docs/FAQ before asking new questions? 2015-08-30T15:00:04.107

33 Can I change the caps to lowercase in licenses? 2015-06-23T17:51:30.943

33 Can I copy-paste a snippet from Stack Overflow into my GNU-GPL project? 2015-06-24T08:18:01.257

32 Is it possible to close an open source project? 2015-06-24T15:29:30.847

31 Should I include a copyright line in every file? 2015-06-24T20:38:48.827

30 Is it legal to use GPL code in a proprietary, closed-source program by putting it in a separate, standalone program? 2018-07-09T07:46:07.377

29 Do I really need to include a licence file for common licences like GPL or MIT? 2015-06-24T00:23:28.643

28 FLOSS projects : How and where can I start contributing? 2015-07-15T06:02:53.277

28 Report a security issue to a project hosted at GitHub 2015-10-12T09:46:49.707

28 Is illegally obtained GPLv2 software still subject to the terms and conditions of the GPL? 2017-11-21T17:16:00.427

28 Embedding GPL code in proprietary software 2018-07-07T04:24:23.360

27 How do I stop people from opening questions in the issue tracker? 2015-06-23T17:56:12.417

27 What is the difference between FOSS and FLOSS? 2015-06-24T14:51:05.630

27 Is there a generally accepted "anti-copyleft" clause or license? 2017-11-21T17:52:14.857

26 If I include some GPL code in my project, can I release it as BSD? 2015-06-23T18:13:12.587

26 What's the difference between Copyright and Licensing? 2015-06-24T21:31:13.570

26 How is selling FLOSS packages for monetary compensation a viable strategy? 2015-07-20T15:18:23.110

26 How can I convert users to contributors? 2015-08-07T09:44:30.200

25 Are open source developers at risk of being scammed? 2015-07-07T20:17:38.823

25 Why doesn't this GPL loophole work? 2015-08-03T16:38:30.663

25 Do you violate the GPL if you provide source code that cannot be compiled? 2016-03-29T11:35:56.757

24 How could using code released under CC0 infringe on the author's patents? 2015-06-23T20:22:57.863

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