[CLUG-tech] Open source licensing question - does mine need to change?

Wayne Koorts wayne at wkoorts.com
Sat Dec 15 08:58:21 SAST 2007


Hi Neil,
>> My question is whether my license now has to change from the GPL to the
>> MIT license?  The MIT license snippet in the borrowed application's
>> source file (also one file) indicates:
>>     
> However, in this case, using something with the MIT license will not
> affect any code other than the code that you have used under the MIT
> license.  And that code just needs to keep a notice saying that it was
> derived from code under a particular copyright and distributed under a
> particular license.  So, in other words, you're okay - your existing
> code can stay as it is.  Just be sure to attribute the MIT code
> correctly.
>   
Thanks for the response.  I guess I'll just leave it as it is for now 
and I'll get in contact with the author of the borrowed code (I have 
already been in contact anyway) and ask him to look over it to make sure 
he's happy anyway.

Regards,
Wayne


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