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Hi

Is MIT and open source licence is same or not, whats the difference between these licences.
 
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MIT is a form of open source licence. A lot of people are seen using it these days.

MIT is like Ubuntu Linux. Where `Linux` is an open-source license. MIT is an open source license.
 
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@Abhi actually this two licence are free , i m i correct
 
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MIT is a form of open source license. Like Maruti, Hyundai etc, MIT is one of the many open source licenses

MIT license in short

>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.

[Read more](https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT)

A list of popular open source licenses and what they mean


Code:
Apache License 2.0
<i>    </i>BSD 3-Clause "New" or "Revised" license
<i>    </i>BSD 2-Clause "Simplified" or "FreeBSD" license
<i>    </i>GNU General Public License (GPL)
<i>    </i>GNU Library or "Lesser" General Public License (LGPL)
<i>    </i>MIT license
<i>    </i>Mozilla Public License 2.0
<i>    </i>Common Development and Distribution License
<i>    </i>Eclipse Public License version 2.0

 
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@animon09 There are many definitions for free. But in most cases, yes, they are available free of cost.
 
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Looks like there is nothing left to answer.

MIT is one of the many open source licence. Most open source projects are free of cost too. But there are project which makes the code available and then charge an amount to cover their cost.

When we talk free, it also matters that you can move on or not. For eg. some hosting companies give free hosting but will not allow you to export your database. So you are locked forever to that company. The same goes for many definitions of FREE. It is not just no need to pay.
 

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