Software License Comparison

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Some common software licenses simply explained (as applies to web applications, where possible or meaningful)

MIT License

  • what you can do
    • sell it for a profit
    • use in proprietary software
    • modify and re-license it under another license
  • what you must do
    • include the original license text
  • what you must not do
    • take the licensed source code, modify it, redistribute it and say that it is the same as the original (not 100% sure about this)
  • what you don't need to do
    • license you code under MIT License just because one of the components is MIT licensed.
    • provide attribution/credit to the original author in code you derive from the original code (not 100% sure about this)
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