Seed projects, in my understanding, are commonly meant to help quick-start an application development by taking away the boilerplate, redundant work, and maybe provide an initial architectural direction to go forward from. Thus, most of the original code is meant to be modified and changed, probably drastically over time.
I've ran across a few of these with the MIT license. I understand this basically means you can do whatever, but you don't own the original work and the author is not responsible for whatever happen. I have a concern about this line:
"The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software."
At which point is it "OK" to not have this, given that the file(s) are modified drastically? Most of the projects only have this in the "LICENSE" file, are we free to change the LICENSE file? If so, how do we maintain credit for the original work?