This page describes the licenses used for content on Appropedia which include copyright, hardware licenses and software licenses.
Appropedia contains different types of original research materials. In some cases there are informative topic pages, how-tos and skill training materials to review and learn. There are also how-tos and instructionals to build physical machines that include manufacturing files and software for its operation. This is how we support the licensing process for them.
- Content on Appropedia defaults to a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 license, which means that you can use as you wish, but all derivaties must maintain the same license.
- Proprietary (non-open) licenses are only allowed upon approval.
- You can link to external content from other platforms. If you're uploading this material, we advise that you share under the same license as Appropedia so others can download and reuse it as well.
- You can embed to external widgets such as YouTube videos, but be aware that this content might be copyrighted so it cannot be reused by others and may become unavailable.}}
- We recommend that you use the Open Source Hardware Association recommended licenses (Apache, GPL, LGPL, MIT, or Mozilla).
- Software repository sites such as GitHub are well suited to host and license software, and you can always link to them on your Appropedia pages.
- You can link to external open source software on Appropedia.}}