For more than a year now, I've been developing a paid, commercial application that is based on an existing project posted on GitHub and licensed as MIT. In addition to integrating this project into my own application, I actively contribute to testing the GitHub source project and send bug reports and ideas for improvement to the original developer using e-mails. Because the development of my own application is based on and very much depends on this project posted on GitHub, I want to ask some questions about how to use and license projects on GitHub:
- Is it possible for a project that is posted and licensed as MIT to disappear from GitHub at some point? If so, what happens to the copyright of the applications that were developed based on it?
- Can the author of a project posted on GitHub change the type of license from a permissive one (such as MIT) to another, more restrictive way of licensing? I ask these questions because I would not like to have legal issues related to copyright in the future.
Thank you for your attention.