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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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIT_License, 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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