So, someone took my repl and published it as an npm package...
programmeruser (613)

My question: Are they legally allowed to do this?
The packages in question:
The repl is attached below.
I believe it was @muchtek who published it.

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Answered by muchtek (8) [earned 5 cycles]
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Legally, they are allowed to do that unless you have a liscense on your code :(

programmeruser (613)

@ANDREWVOSS repls are by default licensed under the MIT license.


@programmeruser Forgot about that. I'm not familiar with the MIT license


@programmeruser just did some reading, turns out it's legal to redistribute MIT licensed code/programs as long as you include the original license and copyright info.

Baconman321 (1103)

@ANDREWVOSS @programmeruser

MIT does not protect against this.

Getting a valid copyright license would be the best way to do this, but now it might be too late ( - maybe not tho).


oOF, that doesn't sound good (the last article link I posted).



Final update:

Both npm packages are under a different license, so they technically aren't legal. :D

sorry for all the pings

Baconman321 (1103)

@ANDREWVOSS How does that make it illegal?

Read this.

Basically, they can take a MIT licensed code and patent it themselves, and then sue you (IDK if that has changed).


@Baconman321 nvm then. (clearly I had no idea what I was talking about) Sorry.