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I'm looking for a site/page somewhere that has translations of common open-source licenses. In particular, I'm looking for translations for the MIT license.

Is there a site or resource somewhere that has these translations?

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How accurate do you need them to be? Just I'm thinking of google translate. – Kevin D May 12 '11 at 18:55
@Kevin: It needs to be very accurate. – Nathan Osman May 12 '11 at 19:12
@George Edison: You aren't likely to get 100% accurate translations of legal text from one language to another. Moreover, anything licensed with a translation of a license isn't licensed with the original license, and if there's a requirement for an OSI-approved license you'll have to stick to English. However, the MIT license isn't very long or complicated, so you should be able to write a similar license easily in any language you're familiar with. – David Thornley May 12 '11 at 20:23
@David: Unfortunately I am not really fluent in any language other than English. Someone else has translated a large portion of my application into another language and I wanted to spare them the hassle of translating the license. I just took it for granted that someone had already done this somewhere and I could just copy the translation. – Nathan Osman May 12 '11 at 20:34
What languages do you need? – txwikinger May 17 '11 at 17:57

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If you go to the wikipedia page of the MIT licence, you can change to other language pages by wikipedia on the left sidebar.

The other language pages have translations for the original licence.

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Ah, thanks. Do you know if reproducing the translations would fit Wikipedia's content licensing? – Nathan Osman May 17 '11 at 21:51
The licence from Wikipedia is Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike. You need to check yourself if the restrictions work for you. – txwikinger May 19 '11 at 15:01

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