The Beloved Community License

The Beloved Community License

Douglass Brings the Beloved Community License (BCL) to the World Technology In Service to the Earth and Humanity

All Douglass Products and Technologies are developed with the intention of bringing Martin Luther King’s “Beloved Community” into reality.

To support our mission, we have created the Beloved Community License, which states that any products or technology developed by, or for Douglass will not support violence, or surveillance.

This license has been created out of Peace, Love, and Purpose.

  

The BCL is a Non Violent Software License that has been created for, Peace,Love and Purpose.

The BCL Software License is based on an understanding and recognition of: Martin Luther King’s “Beloved Community”, and a Soul Activism that pursues a future of Freedom through ending the struggle of the oppressed Multitudes of the World.

As Technologist and Beloved Community Activist, we are actively committed to building a modern future of: Peace, Love, and Purpose for all. In this new modern World, Violence, Poverty, Racism, Sexism, Prisons, and Militarism cannot survive.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

Recognition and Possibilities

  • Software and Hardware issued under the BCL Software License will be used to improve the lives of the Multitudes of the World that are oppressed and in struggle.
  • Software and Hardware issued under the BCL License will be used to foster the development of equitable and inclusive political and economic spaces.
  • Software and Hardware issued under the BCL License will be used to enable the enfranchisement of the incarcerated into the daily activities of our communities.
  • By using Software and Hardware Issued under the BCL License you recognize the humanity of all with special attention to the hungry, the homeless and the oppressed.
  • By using Software and Hardware Issued under the BCL License you recognize the sanctity of the earth.
  • By using Software and Hardware Issued under the BCL License you recognize the humanity of the incarcerated.
  • By using Software and Hardware Issued under the BCL License you recognize that reparations and atonement are a part of a needed healing process for the oppressed Multitude.

Usage Restrictions

  • Software or Hardware issued under the BCL License cannot be used for any violent purpose.
  • Software or Hardware issued under the BCL License cannot be used for surveillance.
  • Software or Hardware issued under the BCL License cannot be used for War.
  • Software or Hardware issued under the BCL License cannot be used to support Military activities.
  • Software or Hardware issued under the BCL cannot be used to inflict violence upon the Earth.
  • Software or Hardware issued under the BCL License cannot be be used by institutions of incarceration.
  • Software or Hardware issued under the BCL License cannot be used to support the activities of Institutions of Incarceration.
  • Software or Hardware issued under the BCL License cannot be sub licensed.

The BCL does not support judicial and legal systems that enforce corporal punishment, or retributive justice.

As a first measure disputes concerning the terms of the BCL License will be adjudicated through a community driven Nonviolent communication process.