indyguitarist wrote:I understand that you guys want the information in the books, and I'm tentatively okay with you having access to it. But I'm not making them public domain, I'm just sharing them to help you if it will help, because I do value FSB and the DIY scene. A lot of great pedal builders start out this way. If I'm making future competitors I guess that is what it is, but I'd rather address this than have to see it happen under my nose and not say something.
I will not offer any support for the material, a lot of which is simplified, some of which is outright in error. The books are several years old, there have probably been circuit revisions which make the "color by numbers" way I wrote them no longer work. That's up to you to work through, I can't help you. No time to do so. And honestly guys it is pretty simple explanations, so don't expect a college degree in electronics after reading them or anything like that.
Now for the important part... I self-published the books. The books remain my intellectual property. This isn't me giving them up, just recognizing that you can't stop copyright infringement and so rather than going crazy with legal action, I'm just being okay with sharing them with you guys. People who may get something out of them. You may download those if you think it will help you on the DIY path (with the understanding that I provide zero support for them now), but I am not giving up my right to my intellectual property. I retain all applicable copyrights. Please don't do anything with them that violates mine or any other intellectual property. This is similar to sharing them under a creative commons license - a restrictive one, which does not permit anything other than redistribution. All other rights reserved.
This ought to go without saying but obviously do not sell them. Redistribution for free only, in the form of electronic downloads or file transfers. That includes not selling physical media with the files on them and claiming you're selling the CD and not what's on it. This should be obvious and probably is, but if anyone didn't get that, now you do, cool?
Now, have fun, guys.
Thanks, Brian! If you should change your mind at any time, PM me and I'll take down the files ASAP.
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