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Update license explanation
Signed-off-by: Chris Warrick <>
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Kwpolska committed Jan 24, 2016
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@@ -2146,7 +2146,13 @@ Nikola is released under the `MIT license <>`_
components shipped along with Nikola, or required by it are released under
other licenses.

If you are not familiar with free software licensing: In general, you should be able to
do pretty much anything you want, unless you modify Nikola. If you modify it, and share
it with someone else, that someone else should get all your modifications under the same
license you got it.

If you are not familiar with free software licensing, here is a brief
explanation (this is NOT legal advice): In general, you can do pretty much
anything you want — including modifying Nikola, using and redistributing the
original version or the your modified version. However, if you redistribute
Nikola to someone else, either a modified version or the original version, the
full copyright notice and license text must be included in your distribution.
Nikola is provided “as is”, and the Nikola contributors are not liable for any
damage caused by the software. Read the `full license text
<>`_ for details.

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