Public Domain Notice
In order to create an icon of the kenotic giving between the Persons of the Trinity, I have decided that material I create and publish on JBT.name is Ø: freely given to all persons as an act of love. It may be used in any way and/or in any kind of derivative work.
Material I Publish
Despite the seeming simplicity of what I wish to do, freely giving something away is quite difficult in practice! Dedicating my work to the public domain is closest to my wishes, but some jurisdictions and legal systems do not recognize the public domain or the ability of authors to voluntarily release material into it. The Fair License appears to be a good second choice, given that it is very short, simple, and applies to all kinds of works; it is untested and relatively uncommon, however. The ISC license is very popular among coders and developers who are similarly concerned with giving users the most freedom, but the ISC license was written primarily for software; many of my works, while digital or digitizable, may not be considered "software" in all jurisdictions. Therefore, given the state of the world, all material that I have created and then published, unless otherwise noted, is simultaneously released under three licenses (tri-licensed):
1) Public Domain
All material that I have created and then published, unless otherwise noted, is released into the PUBLIC DOMAIN, effective on the date it was published. This grant applies to the fullest extent of the law, applies worldwide, and is made "AS-IS", WITH NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.
2) Fair License
All material that I have created and then published, unless otherwise noted, is released under the Fair License, effective on the date it was published:
© [YYYY], JBT
Usage of the works is permitted provided that this instrument is retained with the works, so that any entity that uses the works is notified of this instrument.
DISCLAIMER: THE WORKS ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY.
3) ISC License
All material that I have created and then published, unless otherwise noted, is released under the ISC License, effective on the date it was published:
Copyright (c) [YYYY], JBT <email@example.com>
Permission to use, copy, modify, and/or distribute this software for any purpose with or without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice and this permission notice appear in all copies.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND THE AUTHOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.
My material is marked with "Ø" instead of the copyright symbol "©", signifying that it is given freely (without restriction) to all persons via a tri-license: Public Domain, Fair License, and ISC License.
Previously Copyrighted Content
The triple releases (above) exclude any previously and/or otherwise copyrighted and/or licensed materials. This content falls under the policies of the copyright holder; these materials are not in the public domain, under a Fair License, or under an ISC license unless specifically released as such by the copyright holder, even if they appear on a page or a work I otherwise release. Any previously copyrighted material that I have inadvertently used without permission should be reported to me so that it may be taken down.
While material I publish is generally in the public domain, it is usually still important to provide a proper bibliographic reference, especially in academic and business settings; none of the releases and/or licenses should be interpreted as permitting plagiarism, misrepresentation, impersonation, or any other illegal behavior. Therefore, as a minimum guideline, this reference should include:
- the TITLE of the page or work
- the AUTHOR; if no other name is given, it is probably me
- a LINK back to JBT.name; if possible, a link to the exact page the material was found on
- the DATE the content was accessed
Further references to my material in the same work may contain a simpler citation, such as "Ø JBT". (The "Ø" symbol is Unicode and can also be rendered with Ø and Ø in HTML documents.)