I have translated many numerical math programs from FORTRAN into C++ and JavaScript. The original FORTRAN source code listings are posted on the NETLIB site and have been in the public domain for 20, 30, years. The C++ and JavaScript translations that I write are hand-coded, line-by-line, and repeatedly tested and stepped through. The conversion tool f2c is *not* used. Sometimes I get emails from people asking if they can use my program, or the source code, or parts of it in their own work. I do not mind people using my code in their own work; I implicitly assume …

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As a first part of really using Windows Azure I'd like to use C# running on Azure to verify the license code of a program I'm about to issue the upgrade for. I'm planning on porting the whole thing to the cloud, but to gain experience I'd like to license the next version using the cloud. Any pointers anyone...? What I really don't know (among many other things) is how to interact with the WEB programatically from a Windows MFC Exe...

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Hi, I want to implement a basic license key verification system into my software. I know the basics of python and pygame, etc, but I've never read anything about implementing this type of drm into my software. Quite frankly, I don't even know where to start. Yes, I understand that this won't keep people from pirating my software, and simply put, I could care less if they do, because no matter what drm I use it will be pirated. HOWEVER, what I want is to keep honest people, well... honest. Think of it like a key to a filing cabinet... …

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I have a piece of software, that I would like to license and protect but I am having a hard time finding the right license, and how I would go about with it. Is there a license that allows: - Free distribution of the executable and DLL's - Costs money to gain hold of developers libraries(static) - Costs money to gain hold of the source code - Not allowed selling or distributing the source that you just bought Sorry If I am not very clear, I am kinda new to this, and will try to answer all your questions. Is …

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I am trying to create a licensing system where you have a license key as a variable in a file. Then, it includes a file that's on an external server. The server then does all the validating, and returns whether the key is valid or not. The problem is, an experienced PHP programmer could just remove the include, and change the variable to true. Does anyone know of a way to force a file to be included? I'd like for all the security stuff to be on my server, not my client's. Here's some of my code: [B]serial.php[/B] [CODE]<?php $serial …

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Hi all, been lurking for ages and though I'd join to ask the following: I have created a PHP script which'll automatically carry out a series of actions which'll save a lot of people a lot of time. It's highly configurable and comes in at ~350 lines of code. I just want to be clear, is this something that I should release under the MIT license or similar perhaps? It applies to "software" though I'd class it a simply a "script"?! Am I over-thinking it and should it simply be released under the MIT license or not? Many thanks in …

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Hi, I started with C++ development recently, and I think I'm ready to start building GUIs for my apps. I'm thinking about using Qt, since it is the most popular C++ GUI library, but the licensing is really confusing, and there isn't a lawyer nearby that understands software licensing who can explain this to me. I will only use Qt (as it is) for the GUI, and won't change anything inside the library. So I'm basically just going to link parts of my app with Qt and won't mind if I must release my GUI as open source, but if …

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I am using a DLL file as my license file for a VB.NET project and was wondering if there was a way to make it locked so notepad can't open it and edit the data stored in there. Thanks in advanced!

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Hi all: I would be very grateful for advice on an Xcode (3.2.2) problem. I use Mac OS X 10.6.7. I have written C++ code that requires outside code. The outside code 1) requires a license and 2) has dynamic libraries. The outside code does run in a terminal, but I can't get it to run in Xcode. I probably don't understand how to set the path to the dynamic libraries in Xcode and I may also not understand how to set license information. When I run the code in Xcode, I get this error: Code: dyld: Library not loaded: …

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So I have someone send out a joke .ppt file in my office, and now im getting requests from users to install powerpoint on their machine. I know its because of the joke email, because its from users who would never need powerpoint for their job. How do you handle requests like this. I try to get them to explain to me exactly why they need it, that software is not free, the license is about $400 (for office 2010 STD OPL) and if they absolutely need it for business-related matters, I will seek approval from the vice president. That …

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Hi! I develop the app, that must be binded to hardware-specific information. This is a part of license protection scenario. The serial number of motherboard must be obtained. How to do it under Windows ?

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If there are any questions on software copy protection and license management I will be very happy to answer.

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I've read lots of definitions of it, but I don't quite understand it. Let's say that I create new software that uses my own code and modified code from open source code that is licensed under the MIT License. When I sell my software, do I need to provide all of my source code? Or simply put the MIT License text inside a text file and add it to the package? Your help would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

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The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) took aim at 14 consumer electronics companies for violating GPL licensed products. This is the largest lawsuit of its kind ever filed. This lawsuit uses what Richard Stallman calls "tivoization" as its defense. Tivoization, if you recall from my post, "[URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story240080.html"]Does Linus Torvalds Hate Freedom?[/URL]" involves the use of GPL licensed software with a product without allowing the user access to the source code and thereby preventing the user from changing that code--two very important stipulations of the GPL and in the definition of free software. I also made the following observation in that …

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Seems every time I write a piece suggesting open source as an option, I get a couple of comments warning readers about the scary complexities of open source licenses. So I decided to ask a guy who knows free and open source (FOSS) exactly what the deal was regarding FOSS licensing and whether they were really any more or less complex than their commercial counterparts. [URL="http://twitter.com/jzb"]Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier[/URL], who is Community Manager for [URL="http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_11.1"]openSUSE[/URL] and has been working with FOSS in one way or another since 1996, says the bottom line is that you should always check the license language …

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There ain't no such thing as a free lunch, as I learned a long time ago while eating my soup and being forced to listen to a product pitch from some marketing droid straight out of college. I thought I was going to get an inside edge on technology developments at the company, instead I found myself in a world of pain where apparently the use of the word 'leverage' at least twice a minute was compulsory. I mention this because I always get goosebumps when the term 'free software' is bandied about, all too aware that all too often …

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[URL="http://www.microsoft.com"]Microsoft[/URL] announced that [URL="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/"]Vista[/URL], Office 2007, and Exchange Server 2007 are now all available to 'Business' users. While most websites were speculating that this wouldn't be released to anyone (except OEM Manufactures) until January. To most it would appear that Microsoft is trying to get a head start on sales to try to boost their profit margin for the end of 2006, Since this will be the first time that Microsoft has released a product with a year in its title, without actually being that year. [URL="http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB116490323676636989-HnHPKLzkyy9xKy2wnokbd2bc_bE_20071130.html"]The Wall Street Journal[/URL] seems to think otherwise however. One thing that we can …

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The End.