Some much needed clarifications regarding the Meower project

Some much needed clarifications regarding the Meower project

Project statement

I don’t think we ever had a very clear or set-in-stone project vision created for Meower. So, I would like to make it official. If someone asks you what the purpose of Meower is, this would be our projects vision statement:

The Meower project strives to create, develop, maintain, and promote a 100% libre social media platform, encourage a healthier and friendlier usage of social media, and uphold individual rights and privacy.

Code/assets usage & Intellectual property

Also, as a reminder/clarification, we are a open community of individuals, everything we create for Meower should be considered “for all of us”. Please don’t consider taking code from x and moving it to y and calling it “stealing”. There is no such thing as “stealing” in this kind of project. Rather, the more engagement we have, the better. Of course, I should also mention this: Since I own and run the Meower project, ultimately I am entitled to IP. However, in belief of libre software and an open community, anyone has permission to use Meower IP as long as it’s used properly.

Anyone is free to use our assets (art, sounds, etc.) under a CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. You may view a summary here: Creative Commons — Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International — CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

For source code, we primarily (and strongly recommend) use the MIT license. Here is a summary: MIT License | Choose a License

For the Meower name/logomark, you must use it respecting CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. Again, a summary for this license as follows: Creative Commons — Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International — CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

(However, we are aware that there are existing derivative projects that use the Meower name, and we do allow exceptions. Just contact a council member for help.)