The information on this page refers to the OpenMoco Timelapse Engine and all related artifacts, as well as any software or content which is shared on the OpenMoCo.org website that is attributable to C. A. Church, or Dynamic Perception. If you are looking here to inquire about the status of another site author's code or design, the best place to start will always be the individual who has authored the content which you are inquiring about. However, for all textual and image content shared on this website, the default license is the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 license, unless otherwise clearly specified by the author.
The Reference Design is © Copyright 2008-2011 C. A. Church / Dynamic Perception LLC. It includes libraries and components developed by other authors, and in each case the contributed code is used in accordance with the original terms and licenses of the contributing author.
Some software components may include additions or changes by other authors. In these cases, those authors retain the copyright to their changes, in accordance with the GNU GPL version 3. Some provided libraries may be licensed under the LGPL, and in those cases are covered under therms of that license.
All software provided as part of the Reference Design is covered under one of the following licenses:
- GNU GPL Version 3
- GNU LGPL Version 3
- PERL Artistic License
You are free to modify, distribute, and even sell systems running this software, provided you meet the terms of the licenses of the software components used.
All hardware diagrams, schematics, and CAD files are provided under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 license.
Creating Your Own System for Personal or Commercial Use
So you'd like to build your own system based on the Reference Design? That's great! As long as you don't sell, rent, or lease what you build, you can do it without any restrictions. Yes, you may use such a system to provide on-hire and professional services without any constraint. We do, however, view "Rental" equipment the same as for "Commercial Sale," please see the section below for more information.
Creating Your Own System for Commercial Sale
You are welcome to create an Refeence Design-based system for sale! The more people use our software, the happier we are. You do not need to pay us anything to create a system based on the Reference Design.
All we ask is that you honor the software and hardware licenses when you do. This, of course, includes providing the full source to anyone you make the code available to (even under rental terms) who wishes to receive it, and that if you share your hardware modifications (based on the reference designs) that you understand that they must be shared under the same terms as the original.
Attributions for Hardware Designs Under Creative Commons
All hardware designs released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 license allow you to modify, remix, share, do with as you please, provided that you appropriately attribute them. Proper attribution would be the inclusion of the following statement: "This work is derived from designs provided by the OpenMoCo community, available at openmoco.org."