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license of MIT license text?

Under which license is the license text of the MIT license itself distributed? If I make a new license based on the MIT license (a derivative work) and call it differently, am I allowed to do that?
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Can PyQt5 projects use the MIT license?

I maintain a PyQt5 project on GitHub under the MIT license but now I am wondering if I am risking getting in trouble by not making it GPL... This answer makes me think that releasing my own code under ...
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How to show MIT License on Icons

I want to use some icons on some links in the footer of my website, such as these. They are under the MIT license. These icons are files by themselves, so I cannot just add the MIT license at the top ...
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Using code licensed under an MIT license with code licensed under the GPL

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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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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Does importing a python package in my source code constitute redistribution of that package?

I wish to make a python package I have written publicly available on github as source code. I am being advised that I should add a NOTICE detailing all the third party packages that my code depends on....
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MIT and MS-LPL license compatibility options

My project is MIT licensed and 3rd party code is all either ISC or MIT licensed which are both compatible licenses. I maintain project code licenses per file, that is each source includes a license ...
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What does a web API entails if it's licensed under MIT? Do I have to credit the API if I use it in my app?

I have trouble understanding if a web api must be credited if it's under the MIT license. I'm technically only calling the API so I'm not modify the API code. It seems to my understanding that it is ...
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MIT Licensed web app - can I enforce copyright header at the top of the main html in derivative works?

I'm considering releasing a software product under MIT license. It's a complete front-end web application, that users would self-host. There are 3 parts to the application: index.html (a simple file ...
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Can I use API exposed in an open source project (MIT License) in a commercial software?

I wanted to use an api that is exposed in an open source project under MIT License.There's no restrictions mentioned for the use of api anywhere in the License neither it says that we can use the api ...
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What is Proper Attribution for Non-code Resources (Academic papers, etc) in OSS?

What is considered the proper way to attribute or acknowledge non-code non-software resources from which part of a piece of software could be considered to be derived (when intending to release the ...
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Proper place to include the license of a dependency

I'm developing a GPLv3 project, and i need to use both the feather's icon set, licensed with MIT license, and the PyQt5 library with GPL. I don't need to rewrite or extend any content of the these ...
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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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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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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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Setup file installs DLLs

I have a Windows Forms Project written in C++ CLI with MySQL Database integration. I have created a Setup File using INNO Setup but I need to include MySQL.Data.dll to deploy the application, so ...
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Source and jar without dependencies under MIT, runnable jar with dependencies under GPL

Image I would like to develop MIT (or Apache 2.0)-licensed software using an LGPL library. As far as I understand this is allowed as long as I'm distributing the library in a seperate jar file and ...
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How to credit packages used in a commercial flutter project?

I have used many libraries from the pub dev site in my flutter project and i notices many of them use the bsd, mit or apache 2.0 licence. I want to release this app in the future and have read that ...
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Building programs using qmake

Can I use qmake to build Non Qt programs with a closed source or MIT licence? The c++ code that I'm building does not include any Qt headers or link to any Qt libraries. The only mention of Qt in ...
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What does “distribute with full source code” mean in GPL?

I want to use Stanford-nlp in my project to implement some search. But it is under GPL license. I found the following lines: "if your company ever make changes to the software and want to distribute ...
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Commercial software that includes open-source libraries under different licenses

I am planning to develop commercial software product that will include a few open-source libraries licensed under different licenses (licenses for different libraries different): MIT, Apache Software ...
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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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Is it ok to use React Navigation Stack/Drawer in your app when its dependency (@react-native-community/masked-view) does not have a license file?

I would like to use React Navigation in my React Native app which I would like to distribute in the Google Play Store. Both Stack and Drawer implementations of React Navigation have MIT licenses with ...
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How to tell which parts of code are under MIT license?

I am building a javascript application that will be sold commercially with a non-free EULA. I used small sections of code from an MIT licensed project, so I understand I need to include the MIT ...
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Choose a license for a library

I'm new to Open Source, and would like to create an open source project hosted on GitHub. The project is a library of functions written in a specific language which will be used for this language. It ...
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Open Source Communication Module with PDF generation

I have a requirement where I need to send html template based emails and also attach some pdf which is dynamically generated from some more templates. This seems to be the most common requirements of ...
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