This is a checklist for adding a license to your project repository.

  • Go to your repository folder (local computer or online repository on GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket)

  • Create a new file and name is License.txt or based on your preference of the file format

  • Choose a type of license (or multiple license for mixed content) that is suitable for your project (visit

  • Copy the license content to the newly created file, for example, you can use an Open Source license CC-BY 4.0 for text content and MIT License for software

  • Save your file and add details in your file

Further Reading#

Additional resources you can read to learn more about software licenses.