We’ve been thinking about our license and the Steem vision. So in accordance with our beliefs in freedom and innovation, we’ve decided to change the Steem license to the MIT open source license.
Before, Steemd code was restricted to use on the Steem blockchain or with permission from Steemit Inc. Now you can use any part of the source code for your own projects.
That's also why we're opening Steem up. Developers will drive Steem innovation, and for that they need full access to the codebase. So now they have it! We look forward to all the amazing things you and the community do with Steem code!