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Am I required to list the MIT library I'm using in my telegram bot application description? [duplicate]

What responsibilities do I have to fulfill when using an MIT-licensed library in proprietary software? How do I specify a license if my project is not distributed anywhere on sites, etc, and is a ...
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According to this web site unless I am sharing or selling my website code I dont have to attribute anything about the mit license, is that truth?

This is the answers I am refering to: https://discourse.gohugo.io/t/how-to-put-the-themes-mit-license-information-on-my-website/32001. Edit: They talk about a difference between serving in a web page ...
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I add a third_party_license.text next to me index file of my react app build, is that enough to fullfill the legal requirement of a MIT license? [duplicate]

I don´t understand how to fulfill the legal requirement of a MIT license. I am not using links or anything else just a .txt file in my build. Edit: The license talk about include not display, so my ...
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Web Design. If I have my own code that I wrote but used a library does my entire site automatically become MIT licensed

Sorry in advance but I couldn't find a definitive answer to this. I am currently designing a website and used AOS (Animate on Scroll) and Swiperjs. Now both of these have the MIT license and to put it ...
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Citing list of words from an open source project [duplicate]

I'm working on a word game and used a list of words from this repo: https://github.com/derekchuank/high-frequency-vocabulary. It is under the MIT license. How can I cite this list when I publish it to ...
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MIT License Violation caused by copying source code partially or fully

I have a project on GitHub licensed under MIT. Some other person contributed to another unknown-to-me organisation on GitHub two months ago with a commit which copies a part of my code with just a few,...
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Automatically converted code from one language to another changes the license of a code?

I have code in a language and want to convert it automatically using a tool to another language. Is it considered a derivative work and should I follow the same license? Does it matter if it is MIT ...
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Is it legal to remove a contributor's name from the licence?

User Mark makes repository A and releases the code under the MIT license with their name in the license. User Jeff forks the repository makes some improvements and adds their name to the license file (...
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License a project under the GPLv3, but license a library to communicate with it under the MIT. Is it possible?

I am currently writing a game. Leaving aside all the game development things, I want to create a library implementation for its API, basically so I give some random guy on the internet the ability to ...
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MIT license modify package and names

I have downloaded code that is under the MIT license, and will modify parts of the code, as well as rename classes, namespaces and files, and I plan to relicense the code under one or all of the ...
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Found a project with WTFPL, but I think it is a translation of another MIT-licensed project

Let's say a project was called projectMIT and it was written in python. it was not maintained and as of now, it is publicly archived on github. Someone re-wrote it as project(MIT)-rust with WTFPL ...
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REST Endpoint using MIT and BSD 3-clause license libraries

I am making a small side project to make a few dollars. The project basically consists of a couple of RESTful endpoints. My endpoints use various libraries released under MIT and BSD 3-clause licenses,...
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Using a Library Under MIT License with Patented Algorithms

If a library is licensed under the MIT license but has patented algorithms in its source, can I just pull out the source files I need that don't contain any of the aforementioned material and ...
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Should I include the licenses of my dependencies' dependencies?

I'm considering adding an MIT licensed library to my code as a raw C file. Currently, my library is only licensed under my LGPL license. If I was to add this MIT licensed C file and its corresponding ...
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Relicensing a library to GPL when an MIT-licensed program depends on it

I wrote a library and released it under the MIT license. Another developer and I started another project that depends on my library; it is also under the MIT license. I want to relicense my library ...
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Is a project structure covered by that project's license?

I'm starting to work on a new UI application written in C#, so the MVVM pattern invites itself. However, I have little experience working with it and I need to learn a bit more before I can use it. ...
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What must you include in a derived work of an MIT project?

I am very confused about how the MIT license works in detail. In layman's terms, I understand the following: If you distribute copies of MIT source, then you must include the license, and the rights ...
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Can i copy MIT licensed code and then publish it as my own?

i have a question. Can i copy code (500 lines) from an open source python pip library under MIT license, modify the code and add my (100 lines) and then publish it as not open source and charge people ...
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How does using MIT Licensed code in a GPL or AGPL work affect the original licensed work?

In the GPLv3 license, it states: “Additional permissions” are terms that supplement the terms of this License by making exceptions from one or more of its conditions. Additional permissions that are ...
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Can GPL or AGPL talk to non-GPL software (via API, for example)?

Does the GPL or AGPL restrict programs from talking to other programs with other licenses via API? (i.e. transferring data.) Example scenario: Person 1 has Software A which has a GPL license. Person ...
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SPDX And Copyright notices. Do I need to do anything about dependencies?

I'm currently working on a new MIT licensed project (with Creative Commons License for documentation). The project uses a combination of Java and Kotlin and is built with Gradle. All files have ben ...
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How to implement BSD Licensed library to MIT License project?

Currently, i'm facing a problem with library licensing in web development. I have my web project in MIT license. Now i'm trying to use library(javascript) that using BSD 2 License (Source from Github)....
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MIT License technicalities and compatibility with Apache 2.0

I'm working on a FOSS project and would very much prefer to release it under MIT license. To consider, it is a C program, using a MIT licensed library, a MIT licensed executable packaged in the files, ...
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BSD-3, third clause clarification

Neither the name of the [organization] nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission. What's this ...
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Is this flutter plugin wrongly licensed under MIT?

I've found a flutter plugin on pub.dev that is licensed under MIT, but in its build.gradle for Android building it references another library that seems to be a fork of a GPLv2 library. In turn, I ...
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Use Mint Y theme look and feel in MIT licensed library

I'm writing an UI library for JavaScript. I wish to release my work under the MIT license. As part as my code I wish to provide a hand crafted theme based on the look and feel of the Mint Y family of ...
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Can I publish my SpamAssassin plugin under MIT licence on Github?

I would like to publish my custom SpamAssassin plugin under the MIT licence on GitHub but I am not sure if it is possible. SpamAssassin is licensed under the Apache Licence 2.0 and vast majority of ...
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If my repository uses a MIT license, can I submit a DMCA takedown for someone who copied it?

I have an MIT-licensed repository which has been copied entirely, just replacing the author's name. I've heard that MIT takes away most copyright and permits free use, but if anyone can copy code and ...
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Including a MIT library that contains a statically linked LGPL library within a Mac app

I'm building a Mac app that I'm planning to release on the Mac App Store. I would like to use a MIT library that contains a statically linked LGPL2.1 library. My understanding, is that in order to ...
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Do I have to remove the license on zLib-licensed code project in order for it to be integrated into a GPL3, Apache2 or MIT-licensed codebase?

As the title states, if I take one code project that is under a zlib license, and incorporate it into a GPL3, Apache2 or MIT-licensed codebase, do I have to remove the license from the code project ...
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Credit Bootstrap on website

I am creating a website using Bootstrap. Do I need to credit Bootstrap since it has MIT license? If so, how can I do that?
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How is the wow.js fork free, while the original project is not free?

I searched for a library to manage browser scrolling. I came upon https://wowjs.uk/. If you look at the bottom, it says it's free, and on its GitHub page the license is MIT. However, it's a project ...
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Using code licensed under an MIT license with code licensed under the GPL [duplicate]

Say I have a repository that uses the GPL and I want to include code from a repository under the MIT license. I found here that MIT and GPL licensed code can be freely combined; however, I am unsure ...
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Can I use "public domain" data in MIT-licensed software?

I want to use a small dataset that a university professor posted on his web page (a list of English words). The data is part of a larger corpus of data that accompanies a textbook (written by said ...
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If I'm using a MIT library in my project, can I license my project under GPLv3 license?

If I'm using a MIT library in my project, can I license my project under GPLv3 license? And which libraries Im allow to use if I want to license my project under GPL v3?
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Do Open Source Licenses allow authors to corrupt their own code, like in the colors.js case?

I was seeing a lot of news about the colors.js library. I would like to know if the open source license entitles the developer of the colors.js library to make it dysfunctional and create the damage ...
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Project contains some code snippets under MIT license - can I publish the repo under BSL?

We've created a project where the bulk of it (70%) is proprietary code. The remaining is code that is public under MIT license. Can we still publish our codebase under a BSL (Business Source License) ...
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Can i use Apache-2.0 in a project licensed as MIT?

This link tells me not to use MIT under my license when redistributing the Apache 2.0 source code. Then, if Apache 2.0 or GPL source code is not included, only when specified in the header file and ...
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Python's tqdm package license

tqdm package seems to mention 2 types of licenses. Here's the license for tqdm's package `tqdm` is a product of collaborative work. Unless otherwise stated, all authors (see commit logs) retain ...
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License notice for BSD and MIT licenses

Should I put the complete text of BSD or MIT license to every file? For longer licenses like GPL or MPL, there is a license notice. It is relatively short text that says what license is selected for ...
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Developing a project based on a GitHub MIT license project

For more than a year now, I've been developing a paid, commercial application that is based on an existing project posted on GitHub and licensed as MIT. In addition to integrating this project into my ...
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MIT license in R packages

According to the text of the MIT license: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. However, many R packages, ...
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System libraries and exceptions regarding closed source distribution

There are some specific usage examples I would like to learn, regarding of using some open source libraries inside a commercial closed source product(binary, executable). Most of the answers online ...
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Attribution when deriving from a W3C Software Notice and Document License work

I am creating a reimplementation for a different language of a software library that is licensed under the W3C Software Notice and Document License. The original library contains a NOTICE file. As my ...
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Can any project under ISC have the license migrated to MIT text by me if it possibly meets the criterion? (+the permissions listed within MIT License)

Was wondering after I had seen this answer on ISC vs BSD vs MIT If both explicit & implied rights are the same and the permissions mentioned in the ISC are also found in MIT, including to sub-...
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Does a copyright notice in a file header affect the licensing?

I'm a little confused about the licensing. In the LICENSE file it says that the repository is under MIT license. But in the header of some js files there is a copyright notice with apache-2.0. Does ...
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Applying MIT License to Internal Embedded Linux System

I have an embedded Linux PoC device that has been developed and designed in house to help produce a product that is then sold. The device weighs produce then etches a marker on the bottle indicating ...
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Arduino GitHub project - what is the scope of copyright attribution and how to include it?

I'm trying to upload my project to GitHub and have questions regarding license/credit attribution. My project is an Arduino (specifically NodeMCU ESP8266) project, which mainly includes two external ...
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Best way to include GPL-licensed code in an MIT-licensed library

I am currently developing a Python library under an MIT license (let's call it mylib). I have, however, come across what may be a minor hurdle. I want to include an optional GPL-licensed dependency. I ...
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Can I include online alias along with my full name in license notices in files

I have an Open-source library called animate.css-dynamic, with an MIT license. My copyright statement says "Copyright (c) 2021 Mohammed Khurram", while in license notices I have written &...

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