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The X window manager dwm is designed to be customised by copying its default configuration config.def.h (which is supplied, along with the program's source code, under the MIT/X consortium licence) into config.h and then editing config.h.

I have uploaded a custom config.h to a GitLab repository I own which I'm using for config files and the like ('dotfiles'). This file was created in the manner described above, but I did not include config.def.h in my repository.

The MIT licence states that

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

Do I need to include the MIT licence with config.h in the repository?

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Yes, the license applies to the header as well. The easiest way to satisfy the license terms is to copy the project's MIT license directly into a comment block in your modified header file. You only have to include the license notice, but are not required to publish your modifications or your dotfiles under the MIT license.

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