I am building a web app for the final project and I use some parts of the distribution code of CS50 Finance. If everything goes right, I would like to put the app online and maybe add some advertising.

Is there any legal limitations about the use of parts of that code?

Thank you

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I believe yes. All code in CS50 is shared under the creative commons license, which does not allow commercial usage.

  • there are many CC licenses, some allow commercial use and others don't. Do you know exactly which CC license has CS50 adopted?
    – Federico
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 21:43
  • sorry, for being so slow to answer, I hadn't seen your comment. This is the license as far as I know: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0
    – gitterb
    Commented Apr 13, 2015 at 21:55

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