NOTICE: The exact licensing used by Project Universe is presently in community debate. If you or anyone you know is voluntarily willing to help us finalize our license decision and refine the contributor agreement, please contact us!

By submitting assets to Shaostoul and Project Universe, you agree to the following terms:

If your contribution is considered a code asset:

  • You and your contribution adhere strictly to the license of the project being contributed to. This (potentially) includes but is not limited to:
    • AGPL 3.0
    • MIT
    • CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
    • BSL 1.1

If your contribution is considered a creative asset:

  • You agree to give Shaostoul and Project Universe permission to redistribute the submitted asset in source and compiled form under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License (More details here)
  • ¬†You agree to give Shaostoul and Project Universe permission to redistribute the submitted asset in compiled form for commercial purposes.

Creative assets include, but are not limited to:

  • 2D drawn art
  • 3D models
  • Textures for 3D models
  • 3D animation
  • Music

Reasoning:

  • Code assets should follow the license of the project. This is standard practice in open source development.
  • Creative assets require two permissions:
    • Redistribution in source and compiled forms under CC-BY-SA-NC. This carries a few key clauses:
      • The creator of the asset is to be directly credited.
      • Derivatives must be shared under the same license.
      • No commercial use of the asset without explicit permission.
    • Project Universe may be in the future be considered donationware, which falls under the commercial use clauses under the CC-BY-SA-NC.