develop a plan for dissemination of your final project
prepare drafts of your summary slide ,and video clip,and put them in your root directory
This week is our last lecture in fab academy ,it's acutally an awesome experience, learned a lot and I think my personality has changed a lot.putting all the knowledge I accured in the semester . this week professor gave as great lecture about the Intellectual Property, actually I'm very new to this and it's very important. people like me only consider technology and it's implementation. An invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition or process. The invention process is a process within an overall engineering and product development process. It may be the improvement of the exsisting process or a product. Inventions can be patented, Which legally protects the intellectual properties of the inventor. The rules and requirements will change from country to country.
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.
Intellectual property rights
Intellectual property rights include patents, copyright, industrial design rights, trademarks, plant variety rights, trade dress, geographical indications and some jurisdictions trade secrets.
A patent is a form of right granted by the government to an inventor, giving the owner the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering to sell, and importing an invention for a limited period of time, in exchange for the public disclosure of the invention. A product will get patent only when it meet the following three criteria: it has to be new, not obvious and there needs to be an applicability.
Copyright gives the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time. Copyright does not cover ideas and information themselves, only the form or manner in which they are expressed.
A trademark is a recognizable sign, design or expression which distinguishes products or services of a particular trader from the similar products or services of other traders.
- Trade secrets
It is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, or compilation of information which is not generally known. By keeping the secrets leads to obtain more economic advantages..
Open Source Intiative Licenses
I come across many open source systems during this course. Now I have come to the end of it and learn that there are plenty of more system that available for me to user. I also realised thats a community is exisited for supporting open source.Since now your Idea is a need of a mass community it will grow exponentially insted of a slow linear growth.opensource ain't means you cant make product based on opensource technologies. We can make and sell products based on these products by staying with in that opensource licence.There are different types of opensource licenses are available . In this week let us see some of them.
The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or GPL) is a widely used free software license, which guarantees end users the freedom to run, study, share and modify the software. The license was originally written by Richard Stallman of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) for the GNU Project, and grants the recipients of a computer program the rights of the Free Software Definition. The GPL is a copyleft license, which means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD licenses and the MIT License are widely used examples. GPL was the first copyleft license for general use ~ Wikipedia 4 fredome a user have over a freedom software.
- Freedom zero-It is the freedom which enables you to run the software which ever way you like.
- Freedom one-It is the freedom which enables you to study the source code and tonmake necessary changes to the code to make it work the way you like. This can lead to different ideas emerging from a single source code and has been the backbone of opensource community.
- Freedom two-This freedom enbales you to distribute the exact copies to others when you wish.
- Freedom three-This enables you to distribute the modified version among others when ever you like.
Creative Commons (CC) is an American non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share.The organization has released several copyright-licenses known as Creative Commons licenses free of charge to the public. These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators. An easy-to-understand one-page explanation of rights, with associated visual symbols, explains the specifics of each Creative Commons license. Creative Commons licenses do not replace copyright, but are based upon it. They replace individual negotiations for specific rights between copyright owner (licensor) and licensee, which are necessary under an "all rights reserved" copyright management, with a "some rights reserved" management employing standardized licenses for re-use cases where no commercial compensation is sought by the copyright owner. The result is an agile, low-overhead and low-cost copyright-management regime, profiting both copyright owners and licensees[wiki]
It is the most liberal than most other licenses and anyone can use and modify the software when they speacify original file and creator's name . The only condition is that it be accombanied by license agreement.The MIT license declaration is given below.
The MIT License Copyright 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 he rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit personsf 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.
Now all the assignments are over. Now lets finish the final Project...
I wanted my works in fab academy licensed using the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License It is much easier to create and satisfies most of my needs .You can easly create a license using creativecommons page.
The neo clock by Akhil G Babu is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
I wanted my project to be used by as many people as possible. As of now I don't have any plan of turning my project into a business. So I decided to share my design for free so that people could download,copy and modifyit into a better product.Currently I want to modify some parts of my project after completing my academy.End of the day I want to see people get benefited by my project.