Re: Copyleft variation of MIT license
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Suraj N. Kurapati
The MIT license has the following properties (from Ed Burnette's
survey of free software licenses):
1. Code is protected by copyright? Yes
2. Code can be used in closed source projects? Yes
3. Program that uses (incorporates) the software can be sold
4. Source to bug fixes and modifications must be released? No
5. Provides explicit patent license? No
I tried to modify the conditions paragraph of the MIT license so
that question 4 (shown above) is given a "Yes" answer. Here are my
If that's what you want, look at the LGPL.
Provided a 3rd party keeps your source separate from their source, they
don't need to release their source at all, but they do have to release
any modifications they make to your source.
Anthony W. Youngman - email@example.com