So I need a bootloader for an avr chip and after some research, I selected this one.
OpenSource, base on GPL license.
It needed minor modifications to compile without the dedicated AvrStudio. Namely:
- conformance to c99
- writing a makefile
- custom configuration for my PCB and chip.
I would like to push the modified project to GitHub, mainly as means to archive it in case of hard disk failure. The bootloader is going to be a part of my final year project, which I would like to publish as MIT/BSD/any-non-copyleft license.
The project seems to have been abandoned during 2012 and the author is not returning my emails.
After this background, my question. What is supposed to be the content of the LICENSE file, that GitHub recommends? Should I put a large "I DO NOT OWN THIS CODE", should I select a GPL version or do I have more options?
And another question. How is my project supposed to be called? Do I have the right to name it the same as the original? Do I have the right to change the name?
Related, but the original project is MIT: