Faraz Patankar
September 26, 2022
Forking an MIT licensed project
A tiny note on forking open source software.
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Backstory

The blog you’re reading this on was actually a fork of another open-source blog and as with any fork, I proceeded to make some changes to modify the project for my personal use-case.

Once I made the changes I wanted and was about to push them to the fork under my account, I came across this paragraph in the license.

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
Instructions

The process is as simple as keeping the existing license (assuming you want to stick with MIT) and just adding your name to it. So in my case, I added my name below the original license creator’s name.

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Copyright (c) 2022 Tuan Phung
Copyright (c) 2022 Faraz Patankar
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Obviously, IANAL so it might help do your own research on this. I based my approach and this post on this answer.
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