2

I want to use license GPLv3 in my open source project on GitHub. And I want to ask how can I do that?
I have read an article and I have understood that:

  1. My repo has to have a file License, that contains information about GPLv3.
  2. At the beginning of each project file should be the following text:

One line to give the program's name and a brief idea of what it does.
Copyright (C) year name of author

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see https://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

And now I want to ask experts: Have I understood correctly how to use GPLv3 in my project?

2

I know it's not much of an answer, but yes: it seems to me you have done your research carefully and understood the process well. The only change I would make is that the file LICENCE (or License, or similar) should contain the full text of GPLv3, rather than information about it. But other than that, I think you've got it.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.