MIT license and making my own distribution polices

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By Joe0239

If I was to make my own distribution of Godot, am I allowed to do the following:

  • Change my distribution to GPL license
  • Not providing a copyright notice
:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: literalcitrus

I am not a lawyer.

You can’t “change” the distribution to GPL per-se, but you can license any changes you make under GPL. You need to include the MIT license in your distribution for any unmodified code as that is still licensed under MIT.

Under the MIT license you must include the copyright and permission notice in any redistribution.

I thought the only restriction under MIT was that you can literally do whatever you want, but you can’t claim that you made the original code yourself.

I thought you could make your own distribution and make it 100% proprietary software if you wanted to?

What is the copyright notice anyways?

Joe0239 | 2018-02-12 09:12

Read the MIT license here
You can do a lot with MIT licensed code but there are restrictions.
If you plan on doing licensing stuff properly then you should talk to someone who knows what they’re talking about and not some random person on the internet.

literalcitrus | 2018-02-12 12:29