The MIT license , and X license or X11 license called, is one from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology derived permissive open-source license . It allows the reuse of the software under it, both for software whose source text is freely viewable ( open source ) and for software whose source text is not freely viewable ( closed source ).
It should be noted that not all MIT software is covered by this license. For example, the MIT Game Lab uses a more restrictive license.
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Since the MIT license itself is not copyrighted , anyone is free to modify the MIT license for their own use. For example, the Free Software Foundation uses an almost identical license for its library ncurses . Other groups, in turn, place their software under a second license in addition to the MIT license. For example, with older versions of the cURL library, you can choose between the MIT license and the Mozilla Public License . In the license list of the Free Software Foundation, the MIT license is called the “X11 license” in order to avoid confusion with other MIT software licenses.