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What do I have to do for using or distributing a piece of open source software in accordance to specific open source license — as a modified or unmodified, embedded or independent application or library, used or distributed in the form of binaries or sources?

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Type Is the open source software you want to use a library in the broadest sense (an includable code snippet, a linkable module or library, or a loadable plugin), or is it an autonomous program, application or server which can be executed?
Context Given you want to use a library in the broadest sense, are you going to use / distribute this open source software as an independent unit, or do you plan to integrate it as an embedded component into a complexer piece of software?
State Do you want to leave the open source software unmodified as you have received it, or are you going to create a modified version of it?
Recipient Are you going to use the open source software only for yourself, or do you plan to (re)distribute it (also) to other third parties?
Form Given you want to (re)distribute an open source based work [2others], do you focus on distributing the binaries or the sources?
License Under which open source license is the software released you want to use?
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Limitation of Liability'

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