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#1 samgj   Members   -  Reputation: 398

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:32 PM

If I use code from a GPL'd project, where should I put its copyright notice? Would just putting it in a README be fine?


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:17 PM

You can only incorporate code from a GPL project if you project itself is GPL.  Therefore you need to add the GPL notice as the header to ALL of your source files, in addition to providing a copy of the license with your source and your executable.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:31 PM

Note that LGPL is different from GPL, and LGPL code can be linked to (in DLL form or similar) without forcing your code to become LGPL.


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#4 samgj   Members   -  Reputation: 398

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:08 PM

You can only incorporate code from a GPL project if you project itself is GPL.  Therefore you need to add the GPL notice as the header to ALL of your source files, in addition to providing a copy of the license with your source and your executable.

I understand that but, do I have to put the name of the project it's from and if so where do I put it.


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