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    jquery and mootools licenses limitations?

    I for the first time really have been looking at open source JavaScript libraries like jquery and mootools, and I was wonder if under the MIT license I can incorporate them into a web app, and still charge a fee without any conditions. I know that under GPL you have to allow people to redistribute your source. Up until this Iíve always been the type to just program my own solutions, but Iím starting to figure out that when you reinvent the wheel, the axle, etc. it takes you quite some time to get to the automobile, and the Ferrari is not possible. Kind of a lengthy and unnecessary explanation I know.
    Anyways if I can basically use these libraries as I would my own code is there anything else that I should know to look at? Anyways to whoever took the time to read this thank you, and to whoever responds: you are a saint.

    P.s. Is there a good JavaScript based file manager or email manager I should know about = ).

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    mit allows commercial reuse without redistro'ing the source...

    you can't sell the code itself (not that anyone's going to play for jQuery), but you can legally sell your apps made with an MIT lib.

    MIT is pretty close to public domain, almost as generous as creative commons...

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    thank you!

    Thanks for your reply... though it does leave me wondering what it is i cant due under the MIT license lol. I'm glad to know that all the work I've done today has not been a waste, so ya thanks again. I think all I'm required to do is put a copy of their disclaimer in the source code where its being used. My employer is selling an end service that uses the code, so its good to know I'm not going to get him sued down the road.

    You wouldn't happen to know if I can get sued for using GPL in an end service and bypassing the distribution clause because the source itself isn't public... or do I have to make it public. I'm not planning on using anything GPL, but it would be good to know.

    =)

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    i don't know. there are several flavors, and i'm not a lawyer.
    personally, i wouldn't worry about it if the source code is not publicly viewable: how would anyone ever know they got "ripped off" by you?

    To be responsible, I would recommend consulting a legal professional if in doubt.

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