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

Douglass is named in honor of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass is an African American icon who stood for the equality of all peoples and the possibility of a better tomorrow. A self emancipated slave before the Civil War, Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist, human rights activist, entrepreneur, orator, supporter of women’s suffrage, and bridge between communities.

All Douglass Products and Technologies are developed for: Peace, Love, and Purpose.

To support our mission of Culture Change and System Shift, we have created the Douglass Community License.

This Douglass Community License has been created out of Peace, Love, and Purpose.

  

DOUGLASS COMMUNITY LICENSE (DCL)

This Douglass Community License has been created  for: 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 is based on an understanding and recognition of: Martin Luther King’s “Beloved Community”, and a Social  Activism that pursues a future of Peace, Love and Purpose for all.

Recognition and Possibilities

  • When possible 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.
  • When possible Software, Hardware and Products issued under the DCL will be used to foster the development of equitable and inclusive political and economic spaces.
  • When possible 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 that reparations and atonement are a part of a needed community healing process.
  • By using Software, Hardware and Products issued under the DCL you recognize the Preciousness 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 Housing, Food,Health Care and Education are Human Rights that should be provide to all free of cost.

 

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.