Invention, Intellectual Property and Income

I am used to the normal copyright logo as an industrial designer, and I know about the difficulties by fighting for the own copyrights or with trying to protect the own designs. And this is really dissapointing and exhausting. I like the idea of a creative commons license to take out the pressure of purely money oriented developement. I looked up some links and decided to stick to creative commons as copyright logo for my developements in Fabacadamy. Why? I've learned so many things, tools and techniques from open source platforms the last few months. I've learned how important it is to learn from tutorials which are didacticaly well prepared. And it shows a different way to learn from each other. This different way is aside any elitist learning concepts, but one has to know how to do so. What I've learnt I want to give back to the community and give other people inspiration and knowledge.

It is also interesting, that creative commons logo has a three layer design: code, 2. human readable, 3. machine code, to ensure that lawers, normal users and machines can understand the rights behind.

Creative Commons Lizenzvertrag
Dieses Werk ist lizenziert unter einer Creative Commons Namensnennung - Nicht-kommerziell - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International Lizenz.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

I've chosen the following attributes for my designpages:
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
  1. Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. (Namensnennung des Urhebers)
  2. NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. (Nicht kommerziell zu nutzen)
  3. ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. (Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen)
Diese Lizenz erlaubt es anderen, Ihr Werk zu verbreiten, zu remixen, zu verbessern und darauf aufzubauen, allerdings nur nicht-kommerziell und solange Sie als Urheber des Originals genannt werden und die auf Ihrem Werk basierenden neuen Werke unter denselben Bedingungen veröffentlicht werden.

Other Licenses
In comparison to Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike I looked up into GNU Licence and Apache License, too. They are Licences which support the right of free software, free to use, free to share, free to change. GNU looked for me more complicated and for more developed and professional programmers, Apache for more smaller and simpler software. I know that developing robotic systems or parts means programming them, and by this I have to ask myself, do I have to decide now for a software licence or not. GNU and Lesser GNU seams to me very interesting because they point out the problem , that developement under restrictions is hardly possible. Software exist out of languages and resticticting languages is like conserving them. It is like paintings or furnitures: It is not allowed just to copy a painting or furniture one to one, but using their languages (used wood, used techniques, the way of using colors) is allowed and very important for improving existing developments, design and techniques.
Differenz between GNU and Apache:
The main differenz between GNU and Apache is, that GNU follows the Copyleft rights and Apache Free Software rights. Copyleft means you can use free software, change it and distribute it under refering to your source, but you are not allowed to restrict your developments because they stay part of the copyleft lizenz degree. Free Software means you are allowed use free software, change it and distribute it under refering to your source, AND your developments do not have to be necessarily Apache licensed.

The choice
Also Apache is interesting, but I can´t decide, now, for these kind of licence, because I am still at the very beginning of software development for embedded programming. I would like to decide later on, about this.

Dissemination and Income

My project is just the beginning of research and developement of walking and assembling robots. Important for me is to build and develop this project under the perspective of didactic tutorials: How to create tutorials for designing and programming machines/robots in very comprehensible and didactic valuable way!

My plan is to disseminate my developements on relevant plattforms for didactical concepts and to offer lectures and trainings.