.Net Core is licensed under MIT (copy below).
If I understood it correctly, it says I'm allowed to copy and modify the software, including for sale, but that I have to include the license text in "all copies or substantial portions of the Software".
What does this exactly mean if I wanted to use (and modify) a source file from .Net Core in a closed-source project?
- Do I just copy the file into the project and compile it into the executable?
- Do I have to include the license text with the compiled end-product or just in the source code?
- Does it have to be a separate file?
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The source file has this written at the top:
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