Final Project [PuppetMaster] Licencing and Distribution
Fab Academy Module 15:
Invention, Intellectual Property and Business Models
Develop a plan for distributing your final project.
I plan to distribute my PuppetMaster (see Final Project pages in the main navigation for details on this project.) final project through my website as downloadable schematic and board files. Releases will be made available as individual stages are completed. If the project becomes popular, I may consider distributing it as a kit.
It is unlikely that I will patent this device, as patents are expensive and afford little protection unless you are the owner of a large company with deep pockets who is prepared to litigate.
I instead intend to use the Creative Commons for both licensing and enableling others to find these plans. (a non-commercial, modifications allowed, share alike license seems to make the most sense). This will enable me to keep the copyright to my work while allowing others to us, modify and improve it.
I will create and register the actual license when my final project is closer to completion.
- Creative Commons licensing structure.
- A broad overview of patents and MIT distribution models