Questions tagged [license]

A license is a legal instrument which specifies the usage and redistribution rights of users. EULA stands for End-User-License-Agreement.

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Is it permissible to use the Xcode 3.0 DeRez and Rez command line tools for purposes other than localization?

I have an Apple Mac that has Mac OS X 10.5.8. On this Mac, Xcode version 3.0 is installed. From what I can tell, there are also the DeRez and Rez command line tools. The Xcode software may have been ...
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Can I use a 3rd party GPL2+/LGPL2+ library in an MPL 2 licenced iOS app? [closed]

I'm thinking of using libmpv to provide video playback in my MPL 2 Flutter app. I know that Apple is weird about GPL stuff (and using GPL stuff in a greater work is awkward), so I was just wondering ...
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After each restart new iTerm window hangs for 5s on "xcode-build license check" [Apple M1]

This is really annoying and I'd understand if this was due to a system update, however after each restart a new iTerm window basically evaluates xcode-build license check for about 5s. Is there a way ...
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Can I use Apple's San Francisco font (and other fonts) in my own text editor? [duplicate]

Can I use Apple's fonts in my Atom text editor. This seems to suggest I can't. Can anyone confirm this? I know, of course, Apple has no way of finding out if I do. I just don't want to use it if I'm ...
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Has anyone been sued for using Mac OS on non-Apple hardware? [closed]

I have read: https://www.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/OSX1011.pdf and Is it possible to run macOS in a virtual machine on Linux? and Running Mac OS X in non-apple hardware and Is installing Mavericks on ...
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How can I get e-mailed when the Apple Developer Program License Agreement gets updated?

I get lots of e-mail from Apple about WWDC and other advertisements (hey, we've just added 16 countries to the store), which act as clues that the ADPLA has or is about to update. But nothing explicit....
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Implementing licensing mechanism for Applications Distributed in App store

I have an app that I intend to distribute via the App store. Currently, the user purchases a license from the website, he receives a key via email and our web server validates the license key entered ...
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What happens to an iOS app when a provisioning profile expires?

Question. What happens to an app when the provisioning profile used to build it expires? Does the app still launch on the device? Dos the app ever "call home" every few days/weeks to Apple to see if ...
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Apple Business Manager. How do we revoke a code or license? We are not using a MDM

The small dev company that I work for has been contracted to build an app for client. This client is using Apple Business Manager and wants us to publish to it. I have built the app and deployed it ...
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Is it possible to renew an Apple Enterprise License prior to deadline

As we come to year end, I wanted to get handle on our licensing. Although I have until April 2020, it got me thinking, is it possible to renew a license prior to the auto-renew date? See screenshot
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Is Speech Synthesis protected by copyright or patent law? What does Mac OS License protect?

I know that according to a question asked by another user here Are the Apple text-to-speech voices copyrighted? "No other use of the System Voices is permitted by this License, including but not ...
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How do Apple Enterprise certificates and their expiration dates work?

I have a question that I wanted clarity on. As shown below, I have an Apple Enterprise account that has a membership expiration date of March 13, 2020 And within that membership, I have a Enterprise ...
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Question about Enterprise licensing and Apple Business Manager

At the recent WWDC19 seminar, Apple made some drastic new changes to the Enterprise program, and Apple is making it now mandatory that all clients use the new Apple Business Manager process. Without ...
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How to accept Android license in macOS Terminal?

I'm trying to install some Android tools via the macOS terminal, but I can't get any further with the license confirmation. I feel a bit stupid - but can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong? ...
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Multiple Enterprise Developer License account for a single DUNS number

We are a small startup with only a single DUNS number. However we need to make apps for each of our clients. As part of our business model, we do all the licensing for the clients. Is it possible ...
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Reinstall mac os x 10.10 yosemite; never had mac os license assigned to my icloud account

Recently I found an old MacBook, probably from 2009 at my company's storage place. My boss allowed me to take it and I really want to try it out. The thing is, when I try to reinstall mac os with ...
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Is it OK to install one Office 2019 license on both Mac and Windows?

I have purchased a standalone version of Office 2019 for my Mac. So far so good. I also have a spare Windows 10 notebook and would like to occasionally run Office apps on it (not at the same time as ...
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How are the apps published on the App Store licensed to end-users?

What license is used by apps published on the iOS and Mac App Store? I am assuming this information is a part of the Apple Developer Program License Agreement. Does the individual/organization ...
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Does Xcode save your answer to the system when agreeing to the License Agreement?

Upon installing Xcode, it prompts a license agreement. When you press agree, you are never prompted the license agreement again. Does your answer get saved to the system, that way the application does ...
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Is it okay to compress application files? (Especially licensed applications)

I have attempted to research this but given the fact that applications exist to compress other files, I've found it difficult to learn about compressing applications themselves. I presume its okay to ...
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Does used Apple hardware comes with macOS license? [duplicate]

I have been on eBay, looking for a used Mac mini and to my surprise it said, the system comes without any operation system (disk erased). It is still an Apple product and I wonder, is it possible to ...
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Is there a strictly-libre Cydia repo?

The Android equivalent of Cydia is the F-Droid app. The associated F-Droid repo contains strictly free/libre/open-source software. Is there an equivalent Cydia repo that only hosts libre software? (A ...
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In which case I would lose my OS X license?

I'm planning to install Arch linux on my Macbook Air (mid-2015), and installing means I'm going to mess with the partitions on the disk, and lots of stuff, and I'm not expert on these topics, so there ...
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Strange characters in APPLE Software License Agreement

I have been getting notifications to do a software update. The Software License Agreement has some strange characters. I am not sure if it would be ok to accept it.
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Update to macOS 10.12, but still keeping 10.11 in an external HD

I am still running macOS 10.11, now I wanna update to 10.12, but since some apps must be running on 10.11, so I need to keep this system and here is my plan: I use TimeMachine to backup my system 10....
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accepting Xcode license without having whole Xcode

I have installed XCL(Xcode command line) through xcode-select --install therefore, not whole Xcode installed. and I can see the path xcode-select -print-path /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools ...
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Can i use 'Pages' default images/background styles for my website or mobile app

There are a couple of background images and styles in Apple's 'Pages' and 'Keynote' softwares, that I was planning to include for my website and mobile app. Would this be intellectual property ...
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Unable to build iOS app using enterprise license in cordova

For a while now, we are developing an app that has to be distributed within the company. We are now reaching the final stage of the development proces and are trying to build for ios with cordova. ...
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Two developer License under same Apple ID

we already have one developer license. Now we want to buy one more developer license. Is it possible under the same AppleID? We want to buy one more license under the same company name , same apple Id,...
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Two developer licenses under the same Apple ID (same company) [duplicate]

We already have one developer license, but want to buy one more developer license. Is it possible under the same Apple ID? We want to buy one more license under same company name, same Apple ID. ...
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Run app that has expired by Apple fiat?

My Mac is running out of space and its shutting down VMs on occasion. I purchased a program called Space Gremlin from the App Store a few years ago. When I attempt to run Space Gremlin, I get the ...
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May I register with ©copyright my songs made mixed with just apple loops or must be copyleft, creative commons, royalty free, etc...?

I'm starting to use GarageBand for making music, and I have several songs of my own; but I find xtremly funny mixing loops, so, I have another ones that are only loops mixes. I know that they are ...
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Why does Apple ship bash 3.2? [closed]

For several years I have been wondering why Apple ships new OS X releases with old version of Bash. I came across the question Update bash to version 4.0 on OSX where there is a mention of problem ...
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Possible to Reinstall Bento

I recently had to wipe clean my harddrive. I had a Bento DB installed and so I had to reinstall it. I have the original license key, however, since FileMaker no longer supports Bento it isn't working. ...
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Can I use GPL-licensed source in my iOS app? [closed]

I'm going to use some GPL-covered code in my app. Firstly, I'm not sure if GPL is compatible with Apple's App Store, i.e. whether apps entirely covered by GPL can be published through App Store. ...
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Will Winebottler work with licences?

I have a windows program that I have a licence on, and I downloaded that program onto my macbook. It works fine, but it doesn't include the full version functions. I have to deactivate and transfer ...
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How to keep a MS Word installation working after exchanging HDD without license key at hand?

I changed the HDD of a Macbook with OS X Yosemite by taking the HDD out of the computer and making a byte-by-byte copy with dd on Linux. Now MS Word refuses to start saying the copy isn't licensed. It ...
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Yosemite upgrade: "Some features require an Apple ID"

Reading the upgrade instructions for Yosemite, I see that "Some features require an Apply ID; terms apply." However, I haven't managed to figure out what features this pertains to. I don't really ...
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Install MS Office (home and student edition) on more than one Mac?

If you purchased the home and student edition of Microsoft office, can you legally install the software on more than one computer?
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How to check owner and licences of an Appstore application?

How to check owner of an Appstore application? And licences used for downloading it. My problem is the following: 1.A few years ago I installed Numbers, Pages and Keynote on a computer WorkComp ...
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Can I move the OS X that was preinstalled on my MacBook pro to a VM running on the MacBook Pro?

I would like to run linux as the primary operating system on my MacBook Pro to replace the OS X that was pre-installed with the MacBook. I would then like to run OS X inside a virtualbox guest ...
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Transfer software license/registration keys to a new Mac

Where does OS X store license/registration keys for apps? Is there any way these can be moved over to a new Mac? [Context: I did a clean install upgrade from OS X Mavericks to Yosemite. I would like ...
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MAMP Pro license record

I purchased a license for MAMP Pro and copy/pasted the license on the webpage when I ordered it. But there is no record of the license key on the invoice or on when I login to their support system.. ...
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I am not a company but am trying to avoid having to buy multiple individual iOS licenses

I'm developing an app for iOS and since it's not going to be published by my company it looks like I have to get my own developer license. I can live with that, but there's a part of the app that I'm ...
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How can I locate my MS Office license key?

I want to install MS Office on my other iMac. So I can have it functioning on 2 iMacs. I believe I purchased 3 licenses, but can't find the key. How can I locate my license key?
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Is it possible to see a who has purchased an app in the iTunes Connect financial report?

Our company requires to book every sale we make in our SAP system against a customer name. So when we publish the apps under our developer license, we will need the information of each customer who ...
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License Keys not Transferred in Time Machine Restore

I have just restored a Time Machine backup to a new disk, and I am finding that I need to re-enter scores of licenses for specific applications (while others seem to be retained without issue). ...
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Word for Mac license

Have MacBook Pro 2010 running Mavericks. Hard drive crashed/replaced at Apple Store Minneapolis in June. Now cannot access Word for Mac. 3 choices: 1) enter product key 2) sign in to existing Office ...
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What is the license of the OS X SDK?

The Xcode package contains files that get installed in /System and /usr. Is it possible to redistribute those files in a different package? What kind of what are the legal implications?
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Licensing around running VMWare ESX on a mac mini hosting multiple OS X guests

The OS X Mavericks EULA grants the rights B. Mac App Store License ... (iii) to install, use and run up to two (2) additional copies or instances of the Apple Software within virtual ...
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