The Douglass Community License

The Douglass Community License

Douglass Brings the Douglass Community License (DCL) 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 Douglass 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.

  

DOUGLASS COMMUNITY LICENSE (DCL)

The DCL is a Non Violent Software, Hardware and Product License that has been created for: Peace, Love and Purpose.

The DCL Software License is based on an understanding and recognition of: Martin Luther King’s “Beloved Community”, and a Community Activism that pursues a future of Peace, Love and Purpose for all.

Recognition and Possibilities

  • Software, Hardware and Products issued under the DCL will be used to improve the lives of the Multitudes of the World that are oppressed and in struggle.
  • Software, Hardware and Products issued under the DCL will be used to foster the development of equitable and inclusive political and economic spaces.
  • Software, Hardware and Products issued under the DCL will be used to enable the enfranchisement of the incarcerated into the daily activities of our communities.
  • By using Software, Hardware and Products Issued under the DCL you recognize the preciousness of all with special attention to the hungry, the homeless and the oppressed.
  • By using Software, Hardware and Products issued under the DCL you recognize the sanctity of the earth.
  • By using Software, Hardware and Products Issued under the DCL you recognize the humanity of the incarcerated.
  • By using Software, Hardware and Products Issued under the DCL you recognize that reparations and atonement are a part of a needed community healing process. Usage Restrictions
  • Software, Hardware and Products issued under the DCL cannot be used for any violent purpose.
  • Software or Hardware issued under the DCL License cannot be used for surveillance of any kind.
  • Software, Hardware and Products issued under the DCL cannot be used for War.
  • Software, Hardware and Products issued under the DCL cannot be used to support Military activities.
  • Software, Hardware and Products issued under the DCL cannot be used to inflict violence upon the Earth.
  • Software or Hardware issued under the DCL License cannot be be used by institutions of incarceration.
  • Software, Hardware and Products issued under the DCL cannot be used to support the activities of Institutions of Incarceration.
  • Software or Hardware issued under the DCL License cannot be sub licensed.

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

As a first measure disputes concerning the terms of the DCL will be adjudicated through a community driven Non-violent communication process.