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

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Is it legal to copy an MIT-licensed software and change the copyright holder and software name and claim to be the creator of it? [on hold]

According to MIT License any person can: Obtain a copy of the software Modify it Distribute it Is it legal to copy an MIT-licensed software (let's say Expressjs), change its name and copyright ...
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How to handle modification on MIT Licenced project

i'm about to work fork an MIT licenced project, i'm planning to use it as a starter. I was wondering how i have to handle the licence. What I understand When I will mimifie my javascript ...
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Does the MIT open source license require 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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What is the purpose of the “non-endorsement clause” in the New BSD license?

Note: This question is not about the "obnoxious BSD advertising clause". The New BSD license does not contain that clause, and is compatible with the GPL. I'm trying to pick between the New BSD ...
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3rd party plugin licencing, when launching on the google play store

I have created an app using Cordova, that I want to release on the Google play store. My app uses other peoples plugins that have a variety of licences, including Apache licence and MIT. I believe ...
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Meaning of MIT license

Suppose I use this ActionScript API released under MIT license to build a software: http://www.cove.org/ape/docs/api/ Can I sell that software? Do I need to give the source code of my software away? ...
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Can I revoke the project's license after I translate its code?

I am planning on converting an old project originally from Objective-C to Swift. The project is currently under the MIT License, and any distributions of it must maintain the same MIT License. ...
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Can I use libraries published under MPL 2.0 and MIT in a project that uses APL 2.0?

I want to use two particular open-source libraries, in unmodified form, as dependencies of a project. One of the libraries is published under the MIT license; the other library is published under the ...
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Exclude files from open source license?

I'd like to use the MIT License for a project I'm working on. Most of the files in the repository are mine but 1 had to be copied from another open-source project (also under the MIT License). What ...
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Gem is GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE but gems that depend on it are MIT

I have an application that I want to be MIT and I have a roo gem in my Gemfile (roo is licensed under MIT) however it depends on spreadsheet that has GNU license. Am I allowed to use roo and have MIT ...
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How was the Mono Project able to relicense their LGPLed libraries under MIT?

The Mono project used to have LGPLed libraries. In fact mbundle still says when you run it Note that statically linking the LGPL Mono runtime has more licensing restrictions than dynamically ...
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Removing MIT licence credits upon paying

Is it possible to buy the authorship of a piece of software just to be able to remove the credits from its source ccode? Would that be ok if the author of the library agrees to do so for a price?
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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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May I include parts of MIT-licensed code inside my closed-source project?

This could be a simple yes/no answer, but I invite detailed explanations. Scenario I have been asked to extend a closed source system at my job, which is not formally released under any license. I ...
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Can I include code licensed under MPL within a project under MIT license?

I would like to know if it is possible to include source code licensed under: Mozilla Public License (MPL) version 2.0 In a project licensed with: The MIT License (MIT) If yes I would like to ...
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Can I use some GitHub control/Framework with MIT / BSD / Apache Licence to distribute my iOS Enterprise App?

I develop iOS app with some GitHub controls and Framework as like FMDB,AFNetworking,OpenCV,RadioButton,CheckBoX etc... but now my worry is I want to distribute this app with Apple Enterprise account (...
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Open Source Licenses like GPL in Multiple Licenses models

How can an open source license be compatible with a multi-licensing scheme? According to a similar question, the author of a library could potentially change its license. But problems arise when the ...
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Professional use of former MIT licensed sofware

I'm currently working on a commercial application using a piece of software registered under the MIT license. Recently, the author of this software removed every entry from Github, for an unknown ...
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Can you license a fork of a public domain library?

The original library has this statement in its readme, with a link to CC0 1.0. To the extent possible by law, [redacted] Company, LLC has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights ...
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How to give attribution for derivative works under MIT, when the work is a port?

I maintain an open source application that is licensed under the MIT license, with myself as the sole copyright holder. A friend has ported my application to another language, and has also licensed it ...
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What to do when using MIT-licensed code in a GPL-licensed project?

I'm working on a personal project that I'm planning on licensing under GNU Affero GPL. However, I found some code that's licensed under MIT that really want to utilize, but I'm not sure what I should ...
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Should we include 3rd party open source licenses if only copying syntax?

We're working on a commercial software product that uses partial syntax from 3rd party open source alternatives but none of the code from these. For example, the open source alternative have a static ...
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Is this the correct way to include this MIT licensed software in my software?

I'm using this script in one of my projects. It's licensed under MIT or Apache 2. I've committed JSON.sh (as in, just the script) to my project, and copy+pasted the MIT license (as it appears in ...
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What is the best practice for arranging third-party library licenses “paperwork”?

I am developing a small open source project. The application uses many third-party libraries released with a range of licenses: Apache, MIT, BSD, LGPL and CDDL. Each of these licenses has its own “...
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What is the meaning of “All rights reserved” next to a permissive license?

Suppose that you're trying to fork a software package, which mentions in its manifest that it is distributed under the "MIT" license: [..] License: MIT Copyright: JC Holder ...
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Is there any proof a permissive licenced (MIT/BSD) project will suffer from closed forks? [closed]

Hi is there any stats that a MIT/BSD licence project is hindered (as far as getting people to contribute) from closed forks? Stats or resources but not opinions of which license is best please. Note:...
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How (or whether) to credit another software project that provided inspiration for mine?

For reasons too boring to go into here, I've written a small JSON library to add to the pile of them available for Swift. The interface of this library is inspired by, and similar to, that of ...
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Does license have to be in text format?

Does a software license have to be in text format? I am thinking of adopting the MIT license to my software. I have a documentation in HTML format, which is distributed together with the software, and ...
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What are the requirements for attribution in the MIT License?

choosealicense.com claims that the MIT license is “A permissive license that is short and to the point. It lets people do anything with your code with proper attribution and without warranty” (...
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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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If I use a library that I wrote and licensed under the MIT License in another open source project, do I need to include the library's license file?

Consider the following situation: I am working on project foo, and write some code that I think will have a generalized use in the future. I separate this code into a small library, and release it ...
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using source code for individual organization vs sharing source code outside organization

If an organization develops their own software internally (with no license agreement) but uses other software frameworks that are open source that we modified to those frameworks work for us ...
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Is putting the license into the issue tracker okay or is it even better than putting it into a single file?

Usually you put your license into a single file called COPYING or LICENSE. However there may be reasons you do not want to do this - let's not discuss them - and therefore you look for alternative ...
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How do I properly credit authors of software released under the MIT license?

I have modified the source code of an MIT licensed project, and I have added new classes to it as well. Please correct me if I am wrong, but I think that it is legal to add my copyright notice above ...
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Using an LGPL licensed library that may or may not include GPL licensed code from an MIT licensed library

I have read this question on SO, but it doesn't appear to answer my question fully. I maintian a library which is licensed under the MIT License. In my MIT licensed library, I dynamically link (...
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How to license application generated from boilerplate code?

I looked at a number of other licensing questions and did not find anything that I felt related to this particular issue. I am working on a simple web app, nothing special, and intend to license it ...
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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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Using a WrapBootstrap theme in an open source project

I'm developing a desktop analytics application wrapped in Electron (that integrates with an external REST API), and am looking to use one of the WrapBootstrap themes to spruce it up. I'm deciding ...
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Is it OK to learn an algorithm from an open source project, and then implement it in a closed source project?

Reference The post that started it all In order to clear up the original question I asked in a provocative manner, I have posed this question. If you learn an algorithm from an open source project, ...
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Could there by any issues with transition from MIT to Apache License? [duplicate]

I've started my own open source project, which is still in an early phase of development. I chose to use the MIT license for it. However, I've read that the Apache license is better for large ...
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License issues re: using Angularjs and Bootstrap in a desktop app [closed]

I'm a web developer and I've been asked to write a desktop app. The languages and libraries that I'm most familiar with are standard web tools (Javascript, Angular, Bootstrap). I'd like to use these ...
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What do I choose if I use the source code from a GPL2 project, and another source code from MIT?

Some scenarios: If I have a project that uses source code from a GPL 2 licensed project, and another set of source code from an MIT licensed project, what do I license my whole project as? What if I ...
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Best freeware license for my closed-source application [closed]

I have no experience in software licensing so far. I am releasing my first application but I am not familiar with any licenses. Most of the the summeries found that I can understand (http://opensource....
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MIT License: Selling and distributing [duplicate]

I am confused when it comes to the MIT licenses. If I create a project and put it under the MIT licenses and open source it. Can someone just take my project and turn it into something else and sell ...
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Snippets (based on MIT licence) from snippets services

I have question about MIT licence code sources Can I publish code snippets [MIT licence] from site like bootsnipp to my blog? Do I have to include source link to site where I have found that snippet ...
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How to mark code lines licensed on MIT?

When I am using some code licensed with the MIT license, but it's not in seperate files, is it OK mark it like this? /* Here starts code licensed under the MIT License (../MIT.txt) */ // code /* Here ...
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When I modify and redestributes software that is originally using the MIT License, can I revoke the right to sell my modification?

There is a piece of software, free, and open source, under the MIT License. I make modifications to it, make it better, etc. I distribute this new software, also for free and open source. But can I ...
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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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Are Microsoft fonts like Impact safe to use in Open Source projects?

I made an open source project that requires the use of the Impact.ttf font from Microsoft. I looked around but couldn't find a definite license option for MIT projects. Do Microsoft's fonts (like ...
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Paid software includes MIT licensed library, does that put my app under MIT too? [duplicate]

If I include MIT licensed source code in my program, am I obliged to provide my whole software under MIT? The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or ...