Why MIT? To make Meteor the best possible platform for JavaScript development, it has to be part of a robust ecosystem. That means ubiquity and flexibility: permitting a wide variety of use cases and environments. Because Meteor is a framework, many developers have asked to integrate it with other code that may be GPL, MIT, or closed source. We think it’s vitally important that all these different use cases be easy and straightforward, and not carry restrictions on their use. The MIT license offers all of that.

When we first covered Meteor we received feedback that the GPL might hamper its adoption. Now that it’s MIT, will you take another look?

/via Kenneth


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