19. invention, intellectual property, and Income
Develop a plan for dissemination of your final project
Creative commons licenses
Creative Commons licenses is a way to share my work, without losing my rights, and to let future users know what they can do and what is not permitted.
With those licenses, you can decide how and what you share.
Creative Commons By Attribution. This license is the most permissive one. Your project can be tweaked, remixed, and built upon, and is even open for commercial sharing.
Creative Commons By Attribution Non-Derivative. Your project can be shared but not modified (mostly used by artist who want to keep integrity of their creation)
Creative Commons By Attribution Non-Commercial. Your project can be shared but must not be used in any way for commercial means.
Creative Commons By Attribution Share Alike. Your project can only be shared under the same original license terms
Your project can't be modified or used for commercial means.
Your project can't be used for commercial means and any modifications have to be shared under the same license terms.
I'd like my fishsitter to be shared, used by many peoples to help them to manage their aquarium and improve the fishsitter.
And I'd also like my project to be modified, improved by community, but not for commercial use and not use the term fishsitter.
That's why I choose a CC-BY-NC-SA License for my project.
I think follow this steps for the dissemination :
- Test the fishsitter in the context of the fablab aquarium
- Publish the "how to build it" in instructables or hackaday.io
- Get feedbacks from users/makers
- Launch the community website
- Try to launch a crowdfunding compaign (Kickstarter, Ulule, ...)