Select a license for a project based on a Visual Studio project template

I’m new to github and I intend to upload a project created in Visual Studio based on a core project template. I initially thought to use the MIT license until I read it and saw that I was claiming copyright on the project. My problem is that most of the code in the project was not written by me, it’s part of the template. If I go a little deeper into the issue then almost any project that I work on today includes libraries written by others. So how do I select a license when my project is dependent on other projects.

Hi @isjax,

Thanks for being here!

As part of GitHub staff, we’re not able to provide advice about licensing since that gets into legal territory. Having said that, you might find this tool to be helpful:


]( other community members will also jump in and provide their own advice, as well.