Also see License
1. A university (http://www.mit.edu) in the USA.
2. A license (Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIT-License)
Following is the license, taken from Opensource.org (http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php). (http://ulcer.by.ru)
“Copyright (c) <year> <copyright holders>
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE. “
Note: this license is very similar to the revised BSD License.
Gnu.org (http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/license-list.html) writes about the X11 license: this is a simple, permissive non-copyleft free software license, compatible with the GNU GPL. XFree86 uses the same license. This is sometimes called the “MIT” license, but that term is misleading since MIT has used many licenses for software.
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