I am in the process of developing a WooCommerce Plugin, and I plan to make two Free and premium versions. I want to join The Bootsrap library which is under the MIT lisence. In the WordPress officle directory, I know that MIT license is fully GPL compatible. But, my question, can we sell a WooCommerce Plugin that uses 3th part under MIT lisence?

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Disclaimer: I'm not a lawyer, so this isn't legal advice.

Yes, you can include MIT licensed code in something you sell. The MIT license is very permissive. From the license:

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 copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

Also, in contrast to copyleft licenses such as GPLv3, the MIT license does not require that you relicense the rest of your product.

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    Hi thank you. should i mention the copyright in the description of the plugin?
    – Younes.D
    Commented Jan 28, 2020 at 20:42
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    You should definitely mention whatever copyright or license you're using. However, I don't think it would be necessary to mention the licenses of the third-party code in your plugin, as long as you retain their licenses in the code / filesystem. Commented Jan 28, 2020 at 21:33

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