Can I change the copyright holder name when using a project of MIT license ? Example: Changing 'john' to 'Justin' in below license ?
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Follow up questions :
Can I do some modifications on the code and then change the name to my own name ?
what kind of flexibility does MIT license allow in terms of changing the license text ?
If that is not possible , can I change the whole license from MIT to something like GPL3 ? What are the implications ?