The beauty of our open source project is that the more people that build on OpenAg, the stronger the community becomes, and the faster we get to our collective vision of a more transparent, enabled, sustainable food system.
We recognize the community needs guidance for sharing their contributions and participation in the project. These guidelines are meant to do a few things:
The Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg) is part of MIT, and MIT has rules about endorsement, implied endorsement including claiming 'partnership' or 'collaboration,' and using the MIT name or the names of research groups and projects (check out the legalese). What does this mean for the OpenAg community? Let's walk through it…
WIP. Our trademark policy is under development.
The trademarks “OpenAg™” and “Food Computer™” are being registered under the Open Agriculture Foundation. Some goals of our trademark policy:
Open Agriculture Foundationis the non-profit we're setting up to protect the open source project.
OpenAg Holdings Public Benefit Corporation (BCorp)is the secured home of community-developed assets, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Open Agriculture Foundation.