How to choose a project license

  1. Go to your project page
  2. Click on the Edit button
  3. Click on the + button in the License section
  4. Choose a license and click Select
  5. Once you finish editing, click Save

Types of Open Source license

On Wikifactory, we already offer some of the most popular Open Source licenses:

  • Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
  • Creative Commons Zero (Public Domain)
  • MIT License
  • FreeBSD License
  • Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0
  • GNU General Public License 3
  • TAPR Open Hardware License
  • CERN Open Hardware License

Check this article for more information: Navigating open source licenses for your hardware projects

If your work is based on someone else’s work, you should acknowledge it and link to the original source as well as to the original License. The original License might require you to share your work under the same terms.

FAQ: My license is not on the list

If you've decided to publish a project under a license that is not available on the list, you can add a section on your project documentation stating the license. It's recommended to add a description of the license and relevant links.

Projects with no license

If a project is published without an Open Source license, then the International Copyright Law is applied. Anything that is shared publicly is by default copyrighted by its creator, which means that only those public projects that have explicitly added an (optional) open source license to their work, are open source.


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