🔑 License and Usage
© 2016–2023 amélie lamont
While the guide has held an open-source license to date, my intention was to create equitable access for the most vulnerable individuals and not-for-profit educational purposes. Many individuals have offered financial support as thanks for the tremendous emotional and physical labor I’ve put into this Guide.
Unfortunately, as with many things, for-profit corporations have exploited my free labor for everything from company-wide trainings, workshops, and even books on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). To date, none of these corporations have paid me for the learnings they've profited off of using this Guide. As such, I am amending the license to require payment if you plan to use this Guide for any and all corporate or commercial usage.
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this guide and associated documentation files (the "Guide"), to deal in the Guide without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, or distribute copies of the Guide, and to permit persons to whom the Guide is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Guide. Additionally, you *must* provide credit back to the Guide, if you are sharing more than the link to the Guide. This includes screenshots, quotes of text, etc.
THE GUIDE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE GUIDE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE GUIDE.
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Permission will be granted, for a fee, to any business, corporation, or individual intending to use the guide in a paid work. Once payment is provided, copies of this guide and associated documentation files (the "Guide") may be used, with restriction—the terms of which will be negotiated.
If you are the member of a corporation and/or would like to use the Guide in a commercial capacity or for corporate trainings, please fill out the following form.
As a corporate entity or as a user of the Guide with commercial intent, note that use of the Guide without filling out the form is literally the antithesis of allyship.
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