I'm newbie in web-development. I want create a project for demo my work skills: GitHub repository with source codes and working application on some hosting service. My project is a single page application - catalog of big cities: MongoDB (from cloud service Atlas) + Django (back-end) + React for (front-end). So licenses: SSPA for MongoDB, Django (own license) and MIT for React.

I don't know which type of license I should choose for my project and which licenses is compatibile with components licenses list. Can I start my project under MIT, GPLv3 or Apache 2.0 with these components?


You'll have to check the licenses of the pieces you want to use, and see if they are compatible with the license you want to select. E.g. the FSF has a page discussing compatibility of licences with GPL, the Open Source Initiative also has a page detailing licenses. David A. Wheeler wrote an essay on the matter.

Whatever you end up doing, do heed David's admonition, "Make Your Open Source Software GPL-Compatible. Or Else." You should make sure the pieces you'll use are under GPL-compatible licenses too (even if their licenses allow your specific use), for much the same reasons.

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