Greetings, here lies my work-log at

______ _ ___ _ _____ _____ __ ______ | ___| | | / _ \ | | / __ \| _ |/ | |___ / | |_ __ _| |__ / /_\ \ ___ __ _ __| | ___ _ __ ___ _ _ `' / /'| |/' |`| | / / | _/ _` | '_ \| _ |/ __/ _` |/ _` |/ _ \ '_ ` _ \| | | | / / | /| | | | / / | || (_| | |_) | | | | (_| (_| | (_| | __/ | | | | | |_| | ./ /___\ |_/ /_| |_./ / \_| \__,_|_.__/\_| |_/\___\__,_|\__,_|\___|_| |_| |_|\__, | \_____/ \___/ \___/\_/ |_|


invention, intellectual property and income



index



assignment goals


intro

copyrights, patents and other legalese has always been intriguing and intimidating at the same time, it's the alienesque language which is the source of the intrigue and the intimidation. I'm starting off by acquainting myself with creative commons as it's the most frequent one that i've come across. Other licenses that i've heard of are BSD, MIT, WTFYW licenses.

update - after a bit of reading, now I recognise the distinction between 'copyleft' licenses and permissive licenses (earlier, i just assumed copyleft was a street pun). I also understood that some licenses are specific for the kind of work being licensed. Another crucial distinction I learnt was the distinction between 'public domain' works and 'open-source' licensed works. Thanks wikipedia (>.>)



learning about 'creative commons'

Most of us would have come across CC attributed licenses on wikipedia articles, wikimedia or on flickr photos, I know that there are a few variants of CC and they have their associated icons to depiect the variant - time to learn more; below are the resources i refered to for more info

relevant links

summary

CC license variants


image source - wikipedia

learning about the GNU General Public License

intro

this is the second most common license i've come across mostly whilst installing open source softwares. GNU is an operating system and a collection of computer softwares.The GNU GPL licenses were written by Richard Stallman of the well-known Free Software Foundation, i presume he wrote it to release 'GNU software packages' under this license.

learning resources

variants

Following are the variants of the GNU GPL licenses

summary



the MIT license

intro

i noticed most fabacademy students have chosen this license and apparently, as of 2015 this license was the most used.

this is it

Copyright (c) {year} {copyright holders}

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all
copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
    SOFTWARE. 

summary

learning resources

  • TLDRLegal entry on MIT license'
  • wikipedia article on MIT license

  • licensing this website and my project

    this website (assignment webpages) is compromised of the following

    all of which probably qualifies as documentaion, so I've deccided to go with the CC-00 license which permits nearly unrestrictive use of my writings and screenshots.

    my final-project on the otherhand has

    I'm choosing the creative commons license as I don't intend to monetize the actual product itself, and wish to see others improve and adapt the design to individual needs.However, I'm quite torn about commercial uses, should be allowed or not. A commercial entity might propogate the design further, but it's unlikely i suppose.


    project dissemination

    as summarized above, i envision the three following possibilities

    1. To make a 'Com-pot kit' - A kit compromised of items used to retrofit an earthern pot into a composting kit
    2. Use the compost bin as a Study tool for school-children
    3. Home composter (next spiral)

    The steps listed below is how I would go about turning the possibilities mentioned above into probabilities

    File DOwnloads

    Here lies all my FabAcademy files weekly seperated in a google drive - I did this as my data was lost in a burnt laptop, and all my files are scattered. I shal soon organise them and upload to the archive as soon as possible to comply with the requirements for evaluation. Apologies. Files repo