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Questions tagged [mit-license]

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

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Altering author names in MIT license [closed]

Some years ago I wrote and released some software under the MIT license. Recently I noticed that one (or some?) of the forks have altered the leading copyright notice at the top of the license, i.e. ...
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With source code lost, can the binary be released as MIT without it? [closed]

I preserve old software by asking copyright owners (often one author) to release the source code under an Open Source License, GPL or MIT. In many cases the source is gone, but the binaries still ...
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Upload MIT-licensed code to maven repository [closed]

I found some java source code under MIT license on Github, but it is not included in any maven repository. I asked in issue to publish it somewhere, but nobody answered and looks like this repo is not ...
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If you manage a BSD-licensed open source project, how do you guard against someone illegally contributing GPL-licensed code?

An open source project licensed under BSD, MIT or another permissive license accepts code contributions from the community. How can I prevent someone from taking GPL-licensed code that they don't own ...
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Understanding application licenses when using third party libraries in an android project

I'm developing an app for the 2nd time but it's the first time i'm using third party libraries in my application. One of the libraries seems to have an MIT license and the other is the android ...
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Forking Github repo (MIT): what references to original author should remain intact? [closed]

I'll pick one of the most popular react boilerplates as an example here. Assume, i've forked it (commits history till fork date remains intact). According to the text of MIT license, the only thing ...
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Licensing: Boost library distributed with my MIT-licensed code [closed]

I want to release some C++ code under MIT license in GitHub. I would like to include required BOOST libraries in the repository. No commercial use is currently foreseen. I am pretty new to IP issues, ...
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Can I put all license files for different open source projects I use in my application in one folder? [closed]

I am developing a project that uses the Electron framework which is released under the MIT license, but my question is not necessarily restricted to this one case: If an open source project comes with ...
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Friendly fork of contributions from library X to library Y with a different but similar license

If there's a large contribution to a library X licensed under Apache v2.0 from user A and user A decides to create a "friendly" fork of the contributions he/she made in library X to a new library Y ...
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How to prove a certain app uses my library? [closed]

I am the author of an iOS framework and I know for sure that an app uses it, but the app's author is not attributing it. How can I prove this in a way that also a judge would accept it?
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Do I have to release my code under MIT license

I've written some python code that is using a module which is distributed under an MIT license. Three questions. Do I have to release my code as open source? Can I distribute my code commercially? If ...
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Modifying an Apache 2 licensed file and add MIT license to it [closed]

TLDR; I'd like to add a (modification) copyright and a MIT License to an Apache 2 licensed file, which I modified. Description I modified a file that was licensed Apache 2. According to what I ...
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How is the MIT licence not viral and how to practically comply with it?

I've read online that MIT is a permissive licence which allows for the code to be used in propriety products, but the licence texts seems to conflict with that, which I'll quote below: Copyright (c)...
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MIT, BSD, Apache License: Create application for client

I create Application for my client. I use some libraries released on GitHub under MIT, BSD and Apache license. I create also documentation (PDF file) where I would like to point what libraries and ...
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CPOL derivative code translation and MIT licensing

I've created a Java project based on a C# sample application that was published under the Code Project Open License (CPOL) which sounds to me quite similar to MIT. As I was the only user of this ...
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What are the options for licensing a code project with “license soup” in the sources?

I'm working on a software project which I intend to release as FOSS in some way. My code includes quite a few header/source files written by others: Better Enums A slightly modified GSL Lite An ...
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Including a GPL-licensed library through a CDN

I'm planning to use Flickity in my MIT-licensed open-source JavaScript project. The license for open-source usage is GPL. Can I link the file via a CDN into my project, or is this considered a "...
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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 application,...
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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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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 ask:...
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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 to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...