Week 18



  • Develop a plan for dissemination of your final project
  • Prepare a summary slide (presentation.png, 1280x1024)
  • And a video clip (presentation.mp4, 1080p HTML5, < ~minute, < ~10 MB)


Final Project


My final project has been inspired from arts, reflections and servo motors. Just like me, this project is a mixture of multiple aspects that I've observed around me. It is basically an Art installation formed by a combination of mirrors enabled to reflect the current time on a surface.


"Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.


IP is protected in law by, for example, patents, copyright and trademarks, which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create. By striking the right balance between the interests of innovators and the wider public interest, the IP system aims to foster an environment in which creativity and innovation can flourish."

- WIPO(World Intellectual Property Organization)


For the purpose of creating a License for my Project, I looked at various Licenses available in the world. List of Licenses that can be used or taken by any individual/ company/group:


1. MIT License

2. Apache License

3. BSD License Creative common (CC)

4. Mozilla public license version 2.0

5. Apache License

6. GNU General Public License (GPL)


I looked into more details of MIT and CC license.


"The MIT License is a permissive free software license originating at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).As a permissive license, it puts only very limited restriction on reuse and has, therefore, an excellent license compatibility. The MIT license permits reuse within proprietary software provided that all copies of the licensed software include a copy of the MIT License terms and the copyright notice. The MIT license is also compatible with many copyleft licenses, such as the GNU General Public License (GPL); MIT licensed software can be integrated into GPL software, but not the other way around."- wikipedia


"A Creative Commons (CC) license is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. A CC license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that he/she has created. CC provides an author flexibility (for example, he/she might choose to allow only non-commercial uses of his/her own work) and protects the people who use or redistribute an author's work from concerns of copyright infringement as long as they abide by the conditions that are specified in the license by which the author distributes the work."-wikipedia


Licenses can be analysed and compared under different criteria as under:


  • Linking : In terms of Linking both the licenses are permissive.
  • Distribution : Both the Licenses allow free Distribution of the work that has been created.
  • Modification : In terms of Modification, again, both the above Licenses are permissive.
  • Patent Grant : In terms of patent grant, MIT license provides a patent grant/claim if applied manually whereas, Creative Commons does not offer any kind of protection.
  • Private Use : In terms of Private use MIT license is permissive. CC on the other hand is permissive under CC-BY but one can opt for not allowing the sub-licenses without acknowledgment by opting for CC-BY-SA (share alike).
  • Trademark : MIT allows for Trademark while CC is ambiguous about it.


I chose Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. The reason being that I have always learned lots from what people have shared online, and I would wish others to take my work for reference if needed for their projects too. It is about keeping the domain open for future explorations by anyone, anytime at any corner of the world.

The link can be found here:


I am already involved in making small/big interactive installations. And with this project I have managed to make a huge jump in my skill-sets and the out-come. So, I plan to display it at upcoming Maker Fest at Ahmedabad. For income, I already have an offer from a Restaurant owner for installing this Project there. So, I am hoping for many more of such opportunities as I develop the project further.