I forked this chrome-extension-boilerplate-react-vite project, rename my project to chrome-extension-boilerplate-vue-vite and did some changes in source code. The original project is have MIT license, but I want change license to BSD-3-Clause.


  1. Can I change license?
  2. What should I do with LICENSE file in the root of project?
  3. Where should I put the old MIT license file with the copyright record from original prject?
  4. Where should I put my LICENSE file?
  5. What else should I do?
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    Why do you even want to when the two licenses are almost identical?? Jul 15 at 7:57
  • Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's hard to tell exactly what you're asking.
    – Community Bot
    Jul 15 at 13:06
  • @curiousdannii, because BSD-3-Clause has the 3rd clause that I need! I'm also interested in this question because this is my first time doing software licensing.
    – GoodSimon
    Jul 15 at 13:18
  • If your concern is that you want to be protected by a clause like that, then you can license your modifications under BSD, but you can't just relicense someone else's project. Jul 16 at 5:31
  • @curiousdannii,this is what I want, but I don't know how to do it. What should I do to license my source code in the forked project? Original project already has a "LICENSE" file in the root. Where should I put my license file and how I should name it? What should I do if I want to name my file "LICENSE"? Should I add my license to original license file (before or after content?) or should I move/rename the original license file and add my file to the root?
    – GoodSimon
    Jul 18 at 6:29


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