Post by James-Robert Knight on Dec 23, 2015 22:00:43 GMT 10
General Copyright lasts for a non-renewable term of 18 years.
Copyright is completely optional, and if you choose to waive your copyright, the work involved is placed irrevocably into the public domain.
Software All software is encouraged to be released as open source. A vendor may still charge for binaries if they wish.
Closed-source software is permitted, however the source must be opened and become abandonware after the software becomes unprofitable or 10 years has passed, whichever Is shorter. Software that contains trade secrets or can unrecoverably impact any business or person negatively is excepted.
Also, if a tech company enters bankruptcy, all software and source created by said company become free for all to use as abandonware.
All abandoned/released/open source programs must be uploaded to the Vyktoryan Archive of Technology's P2P servers.
Server based authentication and public/private keypair are allowed for authentication of users, but must not be used to impede operation of software.
Likewise, EULAs are banned. When you buy a copy of a software package, you are buying the actual copy and not a license.