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Jan Wedel

Huh, ich just read the license:
BY -> Attribution required (This is actually not that easy, license material is created automatically in our company, you would need to store and use that information)
SA -> Share alike when modified (This seems to be an issue)

Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't it actually prevents commercial usage in a proprietary piece of software?

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Ben Sinclair Author

I think it depends where you use it. Anything trivial (a line or two) I think is basically fair game (notwithstanding things like the true binary farce, etc.)
If it's a function and you're doing more than change variable names then you should credit the author and share changes, but you don't have to open source your whole application.

I think, anyway.

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