I am retiring the MITA license. Being an almost exact copy of the MIT license, it is a good example of license proliferation. When people see "license: MIT" they know what that means, and even if it means the same thing, that just doesn't go for "license: MITA". On top of that, I think that I have found a way to sidestep my own issues with the MIT license without actually using a different license.
For now, the license is still in use in some of my projects, so I'm keeping the text below unmodified. However, the limited number of contributors on projects where I used this license means that I don't think I will have much trouble changing the license in the future. So, ultimately, I don't expect this page to stay around forever.
The MITA license is my modified version of the MIT license (or, as OSI would have me say, the Expat license). The only change is that the phrase "copyright notice" has been replaced by "atttribution notice". I think it is 100% compatible with the MIT license when it comes to interoperability with other licenses and the same in what protection it gives, but at the end of the day I am not a lawyer.
I created the MITA license because I didn't like the way it often claims inaccurate copyrights. See this blog post for more information. The idea is that with this "fork" of the license, the attribution notice can take any shape or form you like.
MITA is pronounced similar to (Playstation) Vita. It stands for "MIT-Attribution". See below for the full text of this license.
<Freeform attibution notice> Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above attribution notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.