The MIT License is a permissive free software license, imposing minimal restrictions on the redistribution of covered software. This is in contrast to copyleft licenses like the GPL, which have reciprocity share-alike requirements. The MIT license is named for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where it originated.
See the Wikipedia article on the MIT license for more information.
The MIT license is a simple permissive license, functionally equivalent to the Simplified BSD License. A licensee of MIT-licensed software can:
- Use, copy and distribute the unmodified source or binary forms of the licensed program
- Use, copy and distribute modified source or binary forms of the licensed program, provided that all distributed copies are accompanied by the license
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