The MIT License is a free software license originating at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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LIcense Issues Of Publishing A WordPress Theme, Built With Roots Theme, At Themeforest

I want to develop a WordPress theme using Roots theme framework and then sell it on themeforest.net. Roots theme license allows me to sell the theme as per its founder's discussion with some guy on ...
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Can I use a dual license in my commercial Website [duplicate]

I have set up a web application which is of commercial use. This application had to make use of the plugin(which is not downloaded from http://plugins.jquery.com) I downloaded this plugin from ...
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Why do I have to keep my open source software license in the root?

Nearly all open source software licenses require (or at least lawyers generally suggest they require) users to include the full license in the root of the project that they are protecting. One lawyer ...
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How to use my proprietary framework on a new job without making it open-source? [closed]

I have been working on a framework for years. It is solid, extensive and tested. It is exactly what the employer needs for the foundation of its new project. There is no point in rewriting the whole ...
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What are the requirements for an open-source license inside an open-source license?

If I include an open source library in my project that is licensed under the MIT license, but contains BSD-licensed code that requires attribution (correctly attributed inside the project), is it my ...
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Open source licensing of derived works

I derived an open-sourced work, Service-Nucleus, based on Netflix's Karyon (Apache License) and Google's AngularJS (MIT License). I want to make sure proper licensing and copyrights are in place, and ...
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Type of license to use that forces to keep a reference to the authors

I have a small open source library that I've written. I want people to use it while forcing them to keep the authors attribution (a 2 liner in each file) when redistributing it or using it in their ...
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What to do when a company request permission to use open source code without attribution?

I have an opensource project currently under MIT license. I have received a request from a company to use my code for their commercial project without having to give any attribution or credit. To be ...
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How do I include the copyright/license for a library if I use on 1 function?

How do I include the copyright/license for a library if I use on 1 function? Say if I have a class that I have taking 1 function from another library: class MyClass { ... public function ...
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MIT License: Why isn't it considered viral?

The first part of the license implies you can do basically whatever you want with it (copy, modify, sell etc). But the second part says that these freedoms must propagate into all copies of the ...
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MIT licence copyright notice for derived works

We're thinking of using some open-source MIT-licensed software in one of our web projects (a jQuery datetime plugin). The first line of the MIT licence is: Copyright (c) [year] [copyright ...
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How do I deal with a MIT project with no included copyright notice?

There's a (possibly abandoned) library I'm using in my project. Its Google Code project page mentions it's MIT licensed. Nowhere in the code itself, nor any of the included files, is there a ...
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License for free but restricted software sharing

I have built a JavaScript library that I'd like to release for free within my user community. However I want to keep it under control, and not allow my users to pass it on to others without my ...
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Do I have to include full gpl v2 license information in my commercial project if I use another author's work?

I would like to use another author's work in my commercial project. That author's work is licensed under GPL v2. I'm not using full code. I'm using only part of the code. Also I modified it as per ...
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What “sublicense” actually means?

First, it is clear that the right to sublicense doesn't give you the right to relicense. Let's say we have a library with MIT license(1 file), someone adds some features to the library but puts them ...
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Can I use MIT license to give some of my previous written code to employer so that I protect myself and don't lose my copyright?

My situation: I have written a framework before I started my new job. I own the copyright. It has a bunch of boilerplate logic inside of it, like any piece of software. (duh!) I don't want to use ...
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How do I correctly include copyright statements for included libraries?

How do I correctly include copyright statements for included libraries? I have a program that uses libraries which are licensed under the GPL and MIT (either jointly under both, just only MIT) ...
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How to include licenses for third-party Maven dependencies?

I'm producing a binary distributable for my Java project. I'm releasing it in two ways: Maven Central Zipped distributable on Google code My project is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license. I use ...
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Microsoft Public License vs MIT?

I'm working with a new plugin (flexbox), and I ran into the MS-PL license, which I had not run into before. In the past, I've used mainly MIT and Apache licensed projects, so I have no idea what the ...
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When forking an dual-licensed permissive/GPL project, can I drop one of the licenses?

Consider an existing project that is dual-licensed GPL + either MIT or BSD. Since it's dual-licensed, when I fork, can I pick one license in the fork? Or do my forked files need to continue to be ...
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How to make a license apply to a whole library?

I'm creating a standard library for a programming language, and I'd like to license each and every single class or function in there under the MIT license, so they're completely FOSS. All of the ...
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What are the conditions to convert BSD-licensed code to another language?

I'm in the process of writing a library in PHP, based on a Java package that comes with a BSD license. The code will obviously not be the same as the original, but most class/method names, and the ...
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What exactly does the condition in the MIT license imply?

To quote the license itself: Copyright (C) [year] [copyright holders] Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated ...
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how to properly credit authors of MIT license program

Although I have found similar questions on this site they were not what I was looking for. I have modified the source code of an MIT licensed project, and I have added new classes to it as well. ...
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How do I correctly sub-license a library that is under the MIT license?

How do I correctly sub-license a library that is under the MIT license. I am using and extending the library. The MIT license states that I am free to sub-license the library. Can I simply state: ...
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Can I distribute a software with the following permission notice

I've recently written a piece of software (without any other contributors) for a company which I part own. I was wondering if I could distribute it with the following permission notice, which is a ...
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Open source library, can the project owner change the license to be more restrictive?

A company releases a library with an open source MIT license. If they wanted to, could they change the license to be very restrictive so competitors cannot use it? What impact would this have on ...
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Is it legal to modify MIT licensed code and sell it?

I have a project and I want to use a ready-made script that is licensed under MIT in it. But using this script separately will be redundant. So I've decided to merge my code and the MIT licensed ...
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License for Opensource project [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Licensing for hosted open source and 3rd party libraries I am newbie in the open source community world. I am planning to develop a open source project, hosted on ...
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MIT License Question (download somebody else's code and throw it on github)

Sometimes I use plugins and 3rd party libraries, and one thing that drives me crazy is when these libraries are not versioned. So, if I download it, make some mods to it, I am the only person in the ...
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Software Licensing Particulars

I have spent a lot of time examining the various (major) software licenses and ultimately have decided upon using the MIT Licenses for my open source projects, and the Microsoft Reference License ...
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How to manage a copyright notice in an open source project?

I'm working on, and adding to, a GitHub-hosted project that includes this LICENCE.md (apparently the MIT licence verbatim): Copyright (c) 2012 [Acme Corp] Permission is hereby granted, free of ...
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ISC license advice

Is the ISC license suitable as a MIT or Simplified BSD license replacement? What are the pros and cons of ISC compared to MIT or BSD?
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MIT License in a referenced library: legal implications?

I'm trying to determine what my legal obligations are if I use an MIT-licensed library (JAR file) in my program. Do I need to include the library's source code when I distribute my program? Do I need ...
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Changes in licence in forked project what are my rights?

Hi I'm intrested in using the apparently now defunct app-mdi libray in a flex application for a paying customer. http://sourceforge.net/projects/appmdi/ It appears that the app-mdi project has been ...
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Best way to reliably recognize open source licenses?

In many projects these days most of the novel code consists of glue code that helps combine dozens of different libraries, plugins and helpers that are licensed under a variety of open source ...
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Combine jquery/jqueryui/qtip/custom javascript into one minified file

I'm using jQuery, jQueryUi and qTip in my web application alongside custom JavaScript I've written. All three of the JavaScript libraries I mentioned above are licensed under the MIT license. From ...
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How does using a LGPL gem affect my MIT licensed application?

I am developing an open source ruby application under the MIT license. I am using this license because I don't want to place any restrictions on the users of the application. Also I can actually ...
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Confusion about dual license (MIT/GPL) javascript for use on my website

I've read all of the posts I can find on this and I'm still not sure of the answer. I'd like to use a jQuery plugin on my website that is dual licensed under MIT and GPL. Does the dual license mean ...
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Components under what licenses can I use in my paid app? [duplicate]

I'm working on an application and I need to use some existing components such as libraries and JavaScript frameworks that are covered by licenses. My application will be paid (not free) and ...
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Is the MIT license suitable for an open source library that is only used in unit testing scenarios?

Some time ago I developed a small project for use in unit testing scenario's and published it on Codeplex. Back then I choose the GPL license but I didn't really understand it. Today I changed it to ...
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Does the MIT open source license implies work derivatives to be made public (under MIT license)?

I am looking for an open source license for a library I want to publish. Ideally, one should be allowed to use this library in free or commercial applications without paying me a fee, but if any ...
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Right license(s) for a freemium offer

I am currently working on a solution written in JavaScript. I plan to release two versions: For free: the lite one with base options, which is plug and play (it just works when loaded in the page) ...
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What open source licenses allow for combining code that compiles into a single assembly?

I'm trying to make a library that will be used by other developers. I want to obey the "don't re-invent the wheel" principle and and I also want to make the deployment a matter of dropping a single ...
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MIT vs. BSD vs. Dual License

My understanding is that: MIT-licensed projects can be used/redistributed in BSD-licensed projects. BSD-licensed projects can be used/redistributed in MIT-licensed projects. The MIT and the BSD ...
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MIT and copyright

I am contributing to a library that is licensed under the MIT license. In the license and in each class file it has a comment at the top saying: Copyright (c) 2011 Joe Bloggs ...
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Copyleft Licenses - Need to attribute?

I'm currently evaluating which license to use for my next OS project, and things are getting more and more interesting after I decided that I really want to understand what the licenses mean. Up ...
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Can you change code distributed under the MIT license, and re-distribute it under the GPL license?

Is it possible to alter the code of the Chili plugin, which had its latest release on July 2008, and it is licensed under the MIT license, to then license it under GPL? As far I can see, there is no ...
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Difference between free and open software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Open Source but not Free Software (or vice versa) I recently was at talk were Stallman was the keynote speaker, and he stated he hated the term open software, because it ...
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Best practices for releasing an open source PHP application

I'm a PHP developer for a living but have never worked on or contributed to any open source projects before. I am developing a CMS for my own use. I have a working prototype and I think that once ...