14. Invention, intellectual property, and income¶
This week’s assignment is all about what’s going to happen with my work and the outcome of my final preject after I published it here on this website.
Some of my friends are also scuba divers like me and also because of the scuba diving club I’m a member of, I’m in contact with a lot of other scuba divers regularely. With some of them I already talked about my plans and the progress regarding my final project. The feedback I got from all of them is that there’s definitely a market for affordable DPVs. I was already asked if I could make three scooters for my friends.
I neither have an interest in making money with the commercial production of dive scooters nor by selling the “recipe”. But I am willing to show people how to make one themselves and to support them doing so. Maybe this might even end up as a net cost price workshop in the Green FabLab just to cover the material costs.
Designs and ideas¶
To decide on a license I used the questionnaire on creativecommons.org. I want the intellectual property, the designs and the ideas to be open source under the conditions of Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) .
For the software I wrote, the following MIT copyright applies, wich I found at opensource.org:
Copyright 2020 Hannes Jaschinski
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.
This hardware/software is provided “as is”, and you use the hardware/software at your own risk. Under no circumstances shall any author be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use, misuse, or inability to use this hardware/software, even if the authors have been advised of the possibility of such damages.