POA software licensing


#1

Checkout this article that I ran across: https://www.coindesk.com/coders-beware-licensing-issues-abound-ethereum-apps/ In light of the licensing issues that can arise in blockchain projects, has POA determined what license it is releasing public Github repos under?


#2

Awesome catch. And critically important to the project.

I believe that the repos are themselves covered under either GPL3 / MIT licenses.

Cloning/using/modifying is perfectly fine and encouraged - keeping with the spirit of the open source movement. Other teams are greatly welcomed to take what they see/like and use in their projects/companies.

As for branding and “stuff” that is part and parcel of the POA Network - well, that’s off limits. It would be interesting to understand how these are handled - particularly for bloggers, press and such.

Perhaps a style guide and logo usage document is needed - for the use of all branding elements from outside parties. Something like:

http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/marketing/logos.asp

to those ends, Ziggy created a google folder to act as a location for graphics elements for others to use. It was done to fulfill an immediate and critical need. This can perhaps be modified/moved/cleaned up… and is located at:

https://goo.gl/bZdbrE

I’m thinking that we could also have a guidelines document to help with proper legal usage of branding elements: (I’m out and about traveling, but perhaps something like):

When the new branding assets are up and running - I’ll put in proper links/copies… Please feel free to comment as you see (I’d have fully opened this up, but thought maybe comments would be more manageable.)