I'm trying to build a deb package from source with bzr dh-make and bzr builddeb, but bzr automatically adds the GPL license to my source code folder. Is it allowed to upload projects licensed under the MIT License in a personal PPA?

  • I think so. The only requirement is that your software must be "free", with "free" being defined here.
    – Salem
    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:26
  • IIRC, the files created by dh-make are only a template, which you can (and probably should) modify to suit your needs before building the actual source package.
    – fkraiem
    Sep 14, 2014 at 10:27

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According to the Launchpad PPA Terms of Use, OSI or FSF approved licences are allowed and the MIT licence has both approvals.

You can tell dh_make which licence to use:

dh_make -c mit 

dh_make has a few licences inbuilt, for others you will have to manually edit the files later.

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