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This part of the form asks for information about your project’s licensing. In order to qualify for OSHWA certification, you must have chosen an open source license for your hardware, your software (if any), and your documentation. Your licenses for each of these elements will appear on your project’s profile listing.
Why this license?
The CERN OHL v2.0, S Variant, will allow downstream users to copy and modify these aesthetic design elements without fear of infringement. The S Variant of this license will additionally impose reciprocal obligations on downstream users. For example, if a downstream user takes this product and makes any modifications, they will be obligated to make the modified design available to the public under the same CERN OHL v2.0, S Variant license.
The CERN OHL v2.0, S Variant, will allow downstream users to copy and modify these aesthetic design elements without fear of infringement. The S Variant of this license will additionally impose reciprocal obligations on downstream users. For example, if you take this product and make modifications – such as change the color of the LED light, or add a second ring of light to the earring that has a synchronized light pattern – you are obligated to make those modifications available to the public under a CERN OHL v2.0, S Variant license.
The AXIOM’s internal hardware is mostly functional and is therefore unlikely to be protected by copyright. However, the cases and other external elements incorporate a number of creative elements protectable by copyright. The CERN license will allow users to copy and modify the parts without fear of infringement.
Although the form of the spectrometer is mostly functional, the graphical designs are protected by copyright. The CERN license establishes the terms by which others can copy and build upon the existing hardware without violating copyright.
As a predominately functional product with very minimal aesthetic design elements, this product is unlikely to receive copyright protection. However, without an open source license, if people were to come across the product’s design and were curious about creating their own to have first-hand experience with carbon removal, they might be hesitant to actually recreate the device for fear of legal liability. The CERN OHL v2.0, P Variant license overcomes that barrier. Not only does it assure the public that the product is truly “open” for public use, the P Variant also doesn’t require downstream users to apply the same license to any modifications they make to the product’s design – something that can also hinder public use.
All of the software that operates the AXIOM is protected by copyright. The GPL license allows others to copy and build upon that software as long as they follow the GPL licensing requirements.
The software related to the test stand is protected by copyright. The Apache license governs how others can copy and build upon the software.
There is no software created by Public Lab for the spectrometer, therefore there is no software to license.
The documentation for AXIOM mostly consists of information on the AXIOM website. This documentation is protected by copyright and licensed under a CC-BY license. That means that others can copy and build upon AXIOM’s documentation as long as they give credit to AXIOM.
The product documentation for F-F-Fiddle is mostly functional, but it does contain enough expressive elements to have at least some copyright protection. The CC-BY-SA license allows anyone to copy and build upon the documentation as long as they comply with the terms of the license.
The documentation is hosted on Public Lab’s website and includes text as well as images that are protected by copyright. The CC-BY-SA license allows anyone to copy and build upon the documentation as long as they meet the licensing requirements.
The documentation for the Rotator and Mixer is an academic paper that is protected by copyright. The CC-BY license allows others to make copies of the documentation and modify it as long as they give credit to the original creator.
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