I am not so used to the topic of licencing so I thought I would ask here. Can I get some advice which licences are maybe preferable over others? I mean its a complex topic and depends on a lot of things. In my case the most important part would be to be safe against compensation for damages (don’t know if this is the right term, I mean to not give guarantees for the software so I can’t being held responsible for damage caused by the software etc.). That’s the main reason I am looking into the topic right now.
Apart from that if I release some kind of source code on GitHub for example, which licence would make sense if I want others to be able to collaborate and be able to improve it by using the standard GitHub workflow? I guess I want the source code to stay open and I would like to let people use the software as they want to.
So there is the GPL (GNU GPLv3) and the MIT licence for example. Are these licences recommended?