The MIT license

OSI compliance

The MIT License is a fully OSI compliant license.

License type

The MIT license is an academical license.


The MIT license neither gives patent grants nor does it contain rules that help to defend against patent trolls. This causes a risk to the users of MIT licensed code in case that the author of the code is holding patents on technologies used by his code.

The MIT license in collaborative works

The MIT license allows code flow from and to MIT licensed projects into projects under a different license. Any fraction of MIT licensed code may be incorporated into any other work.

For this reason, the MIT license is one of the licenses recommended by the OSSCC for new projects.

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