Licensing can be confusing. We’ll try to make it a little less so with this handy little guide so what licenses we use and how we use them.

The term “Safecast” and the safecast logo are Registered Trademarks of the Momoko Ito Foundation, a 501(c)3 Non-profit
Usage must be approved by us.

All contents of this website are published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Licence
You can copy and reprint the things we publish here, but you have to make it clear that you got them from us, cite the original author and you can’t sell or make money with our work.

Data is published under a CC0 designation
This is a public domain designation and means the data is free and open for anyone to use under any circumstance. We have done this to enable to most flexibility in its use by others. While you are not legally required to attribute the data back to us, it’s a nice thing to do – collecting the data was a lot of hard work. Joi Ito has written more about this here.

The hardware developed by Safecast is open source.
You are free to open, manipulate, hack, break and or improve anything.

All copyrightable, non-text works, hardware reference design, etc are published under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License
You are free to copy, edit and republish these, but you must make it clear we are the original source and must publish under this same license. You can’t copyright anything you make based on our work.

All the copyrightable functional works of our hardware designs are published under BSD

All the patentable functional works of our hardware designs are published under an XL1.0 Cross License .

Software is licensed under the MIT license unless otherwise specified. (software published on Github)

When you contribute to Safecast by participating in an event OR submitting content or information to a webpage OR submitting a pull request, testing or bug reporting OR sending data from your Safecast device then you license all of your contribution to Safecast and to all the world under these same licenses. Safecast will be attributed as the source.