Adding MIT License to Common Licenses

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Fri Aug 1 15:41:15 BST 2008

The current [1]'permissive' license in common-licenses is BSD.  It has some 
issues and while quite common, is not, I think an ideal permissive license to 
use when one is looking for a license in that category.  The [2] MIT license 
is reasonably common and, IMO, a better choice for new projects.

I would like to add it, and could just do so, but thought it deserved some 
discussion first.  The text I would add can be found at [3]

I'm specifically doing this now because of some helper scripts I want to get 
added to the Postfix package that I'd prefer to license MIT and Lamont would 
prefer something in common-licenses.  This seemed like the approach that 
would be helpful to the most people.

Scott K

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