I would like to include a pod that I found on cocoa pods and its an animation of a button. It is licensed under MIT licence: https://cocoapods.org/pods/DynamicButton

In the licence it states:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

Do I include this in my code or do I have to dedicate a specific view to it, in settings or something of the sort?


To satisfy the legal requirement you only need to keep the license in your source code, such as in a LICENSE file or as a comment block in the source code itself.

To be nice, you can also display the license information somewhere that users can see it.

But if you display the license information to users too verbosely, you might be called "an unmitigated jerk", as I have been, in the case of my "pngcrush" application (which I have recently modified to be less verbose by default).

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    "an unmitigated jerk" .... +1 for the good clean laugh! – Philippe Ombredanne Aug 5 '17 at 17:13

I would recommend you to list the licenses in the About/Credit page and also include them in your source code

  • I believe the question is asking about legal requirements. – Pacerier Aug 24 '20 at 6:37

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