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MIT License

Index MIT License

The MIT License is a permissive free software license originating at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). [1]

30 relations: Apache License, Berne Convention, BSD licenses, Comparison of free and open-source software licenses, Copyleft, Debian, Expat (library), Fedora Project, Free and open-source software, Free Software Foundation, Free software license, GitHub, GNU General Public License, GNU Project, ISC license, JQuery, License compatibility, Lua (programming language), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ncurses, Node.js, Open Source Initiative, OpenBSD, Permissive software licence, Proprietary software, Ruby on Rails, Software in the Public Interest, University of Illinois/NCSA Open Source License, X Window System, XFree86.

Apache License

The Apache License is a permissive free software license written by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).

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Berne Convention

The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, usually known as the Berne Convention, is an international agreement governing copyright, which was first accepted in Berne, Switzerland, in 1886.

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BSD licenses

BSD licenses are a family of permissive free software licenses, imposing minimal restrictions on the use and redistribution of covered software.

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Comparison of free and open-source software licenses

This is a comparison of published free software licenses and open-source licenses.

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Copyleft (a play on the word copyright) is the practice of offering people the right to freely distribute copies and modified versions of a work with the stipulation that the same rights be preserved in derivative works down the line.

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Debian is a Unix-like computer operating system that is composed entirely of free software, and packaged by a group of individuals participating in the Debian Project.

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Expat (library)

In computing, Expat is a stream-oriented XML 1.0 parser library, written in C. As one of the first available open-source XML parsers, Expat has found a place in many open-source projects.

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Fedora Project

The Fedora Project is a project sponsored by Red Hat primarily to co-ordinate the development of the Linux-based Fedora operating system, operating with the vision that the project "creates a world where free culture is welcoming and widespread, collaboration is commonplace, and people control their content and devices." The project also oversees Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux, a special interest group which maintains the eponymous packages.

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Free and open-source software

Free and open-source software (FOSS) is software that can be classified as both free software and open-source software.

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Free Software Foundation

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Richard Stallman on 4 October 1985 to support the free software movement, which promotes the universal freedom to study, distribute, create, and modify computer software, with the organization's preference for software being distributed under copyleft ("share alike") terms, such as with its own GNU General Public License.

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Free software license

A free software license is a notice that grants the recipient of a piece of software extensive rights to modify and redistribute that software.

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GitHub Inc. is a web-based hosting service for version control using Git.

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GNU General Public License

The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or GPL) is a widely used free software license, which guarantees end users the freedom to run, study, share and modify the software.

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GNU Project

The GNU Project is a free-software, mass-collaboration project, first announced on September 27, 1983 by Richard Stallman at MIT.

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ISC license

The ISC license is a permissive free software license published by the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC).

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jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.

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License compatibility

License compatibility is a legal framework that allows for pieces of software with different software licenses to be distributed together.

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Lua (programming language)

Lua (from meaning moon) is a lightweight, multi-paradigm programming language designed primarily for embedded use in applications.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

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ncurses (new curses) is a programming library providing an application programming interface (API) that allows the programmer to write text-based user interfaces in a terminal-independent manner.

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Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript run-time environment that executes JavaScript code server-side.

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Open Source Initiative

The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting open-source software.

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OpenBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like computer operating system descended from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Research Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Permissive software licence

A permissive software license, sometimes also called BSD-like or BSD-style license, is a free software software license with minimal requirements about how the software can be redistributed.

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Proprietary software

Proprietary software is non-free computer software for which the software's publisher or another person retains intellectual property rights—usually copyright of the source code, but sometimes patent rights.

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Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails, or Rails, is a server-side web application framework written in Ruby under the MIT License.

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Software in the Public Interest

Software in the Public Interest, Inc. (SPI) is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to help other organizations create and distribute free/open-source software and open-source hardware.

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University of Illinois/NCSA Open Source License

The University of Illinois/NCSA Open Source License, or UIUC license, is a permissive free software license, based on the MIT/X11 license and the 3-clause BSD license.

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X Window System

The X Window System (X11, or shortened to simply X) is a windowing system for bitmap displays, common on UNIX-like computer operating systems.

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XFree86 was an implementation of the X Window System.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIT_License

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