UPGRADE INDUSTRIES wants you to learn and profit along with us, so we've chosen to open source all of our designs and license them with the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA license. This covers all BoardX related products, schematics, and software that are not covered by some other license or provided by a third-party.
The details are here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/.
Derivative works and "clones"
Designers - help us protect our brand while fostering innovation by taking note of the following:
Absolutely NO derivative product or "clone" may (without prior written consent):
- ...be marketed as if it were an official product from UPGRADE INDUSTRIES or endorsed by us in any way
- ...use, display, duplicate or attempt to duplicate any of the BoardX or UPGRADE INDUSTRIES markings, branding or artwork, including PCB silkscreen graphics (with the exception of component names and electrical symbols).
Examples - ("Widget" and "Widget-X" are hypothetical third-party designs):
- OKAY - "Widget" for BoardX
- OKAY - "Widget" for BoardX Compatible Systems
- OKAY - "Widget" (BoardX Compatible)
- NOT OKAY - "Widget-X" for BoardX by UPGRADE INDUSTRIES
Photographs and other media
Photographs may be used when UPGRADE INDUSTRIES is credited and linked within visible range of the image on screen so as to be obvious of the source.
All text, unless stated otherwise, is owned and copywritten by UPGRADE INDUSTRIES and may not be re-used or copied without written authorization. That being said, we're open to all kinds of partnerships and re-use applications so just send us an email to get permission.