Everyone in society is welcome to visit a Permanent Future Lab location without paying by money. Since the movement isn't an entity you can't pay or donate by money. The philosophy is that you are sharing back. Sharing is the new having. Because, by sharing overabundant goods, underutilized assets and excessive knowledge more individuals can enjoy what the world has to offer.
But how to share? For example by social media, word of mouth, open source code, etc. So you don't claim copyrights or patents. At some of the product pages you can find social media hashtag keywords and mentions, community links to help you sharing an optimal way.
Feel free to share your findings in a Permanent Future Lab in a copyleft form of your own way. Here are some hints to help.
- When you discover something you can make a blog, photo or video and put it on your website, blog or favorite social media platform such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc. To make your message being visible for people interesting in the Permanent Future Lab movement please use the #PFLab hashtag.
- When you need a license for your blog, photo or video use a copyleft license such as Creative Commons.
Open source & free software
When you code something up-to a technology in a Permanent Future Lab share your code with a copyleft license at the community site of the maker or places such as Github. Free software means that the software's users have freedom. (The issue is not about price.)
Specifically, free software means users have the four essential freedoms:
- (0) to run the program
- (1) to study and change the program in source code form
- (2) to redistribute exact copies, and
- (3) to distribute modified versions.
Software differs from material objects in that it can be copied and changed much more easily. These facilities are why software is useful; we believe a program's users should be free to take advantage of them, not solely its developer.
For further reading, see What is free software? & the Open Source definition.
When you made a modification to open hardware or build a new combination of open hardware notice the open hardware communities or create a project at WeVolver.
Also note the definition of open hardware by the open source hardware association.
A person or organization that lends technology to one or more locations is a sharer at its best.