Open source licenses allow everyone to use, modify, and share licensed software for any purpose, subject to conditions that preserve the provenance and openness of the software.
Open source software licenses can be used for non-software work and are often the best choice.
With this type of licenses, projects and works can be edited and versioned as a source, for example, open source hardware projects.
You have some sites that help you identify the different types of licenses and choose an open source license, such as:
Choose an open source license
My project is open source hardware.
Some open licenses are used for non-software material such as:
And there are some more popular open source hardware licenses, such as:
GNU AGPLv3- is a stronger license, for larger works that are conditioned to make available the complete source code of licensed works and modifications.
This is not a good choice for my project, because my project does not have a large dimension.
Unlicense - is a license without conditions, so the author loses his rights on the work and this can be distributed under different terms and without source code.
This is not a good choice for my project because I lose the rights to my work.
Apache License 2.0 - is a permissive license whose main conditions require the preservation of copyright and license notices. They are large jobs Use of registered trademarks can be distributed under different terms and without source code. This is not a good choice for my project because it uses a registered trademark.
MIT License - is a short and simple permissive license with conditions that only require the preservation of copyright and license notices. Papers can be distributed under different terms and without source code.
This license acquires itself to my project, because those who use it are free to make changes to the work.
My work is on the MIT License