I think copyright is moral, proper. I think a creator has the right to control the disposition of his or her works - I actually believe that the financial issue is less important than the integrity of the work, the attribution, that kind of stuff.Esther Dyson
This page outlines the various legal, moral and contractual facets of the data on patrickaudley.com and blackcat.ca. Collective all the data refered to here are the works.
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- Archived websites and temporal snapshots of parts of the internet.
- Public software used on the site (like jQuery), for a list of such see About this Site.
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- You must attribute the works to me in some end consumer visible way (though not prominently, use your best judgement based on the ratio of the work used to original content).
- You may not use the works for commericial purposes.
- You must share a like. Any derivatives of the works must be licensed under the same or similar terms.
If the above license is too restrictive or you would like different terms, please contact Patrick Audley for alternative licensing options. Several commericial licenses are available.
Some of the source code and documents are additionally licensed under the GNU General Public License, Version 2. This is a much more permissive license which allows the specific works released under it to be used freely in open source projects. Please note, I do not support or use GPL Version 3 or the GNU Free Documentation License because I don't think either are good licenses or further open source in a meaninful way.