I will soon submit my PhD thesis. The thesis is written in Latex and version controlled with git. I want to add a license file, but don't know what to choose. For my software, I choose the permissive MIT license, but I have no clue if that is suitable for a thesis as well. Searching on the web, I found that many use the Creative Commons (CC), but I don't know why. And there are also several types of CC. What I want is: everyone can
- use the knowledge in the thesis even for commercial purposes, supposing that my work is cited
- use, modify and redistribute the helper tools (files for compilation, document format, etc.) supposing that the original license is kept
Finally, based on your suggestions, I chose the CC-BY 4.0 license and set the repository containing the sources to public.