My dissemination plan, and drafts of my final project presentation
My project is primarily for my own personal use, however, I’d like to make use of sharing platforms so that others can build on it and perhaps help me improve it.
I’ll write up a version of my project notes as an Instructable, to be posted on my Instructables profile.
If we can get the Fablab gang together for a Maker Faire trip, it would also be great to take it to Maker Faire UK.
## IP and licensing
I have no intentions for this to be a commercial project. It also draws heavily on previous work shared under open source licences. I would also like others to be free to develop it under simple non-restrictive terms. The code includes many parts shared under explicit licences (included in the header sections of the Arduino sketch files, for example), but also snippets posted to the Arduino forum.
The bulk of the non-original code is taken from the MP3 library I’ve used (SFEMP3Shield), which includes the following licence:
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
You hereby grant to Arduino and to recipients of software distributed by Arduino a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable copyright license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute Your Contributions and such derivative works.
I want to maximise others’ ability to make use of my work in whatever form they wish, including commercial, unattributed form. So for my needs, a permissive licence such as the MIT Licence is the best option, and one which I believe meets my obligations for code I have used myself. I plan to use this license for all design files and source code:
Copyright 2018 Andrew Sleigh
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.