Copyright and License
Copyright and License#
The materials for this course are an open educational resource. Unless otherwise noted in a specific page or resource, all content with the exception of the assignments is made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This means that you can reuse, adapt, and remix the content, so long as you (1) properly attribute the original creator(s) and (2) extend the same permission to people obtaining your version. For the purposes of my interpretation of the license, or in excess of the grants given by the Creative Commons license, you are allowed to use the materials at educational institutions that charge tuition; I do not consider this prohibited commercial use. Similarly, using these materials to study at your company, or to train others, is also acceptable; I’d love to hear what you’re doing.1
You may freely use small snippets of my example code in work under any license; I would appreciate attribution (e.g. a comment pointing to the source).
Assignments and Solutions#
The assignments are not open-licensed. Students in my class are authorized to use them for the purpose of studying in the course and preparing their solutions to the assignments; I further grant permission to retain copies of the assignments, student solutions, and my own solutions that I provide through private class channels indefinitely, but not to redistribute those solutions.
The principles of academic integrity, and for Boise State University students, the Student Code of Conduct (Policy 2020) prohibit publishing solutions to the assignments, such as posting them to a web site or committing them to a public GitHub repository. To the extent that an assignment solution is a derived work of my assignment description, such publication is also a violation of my copyright. I encourage you to use git and, if you like, GitHub for your course work; please just keep it in a private repository.
Teaching with These Resources#
If you are an instructor looking to adapt this material and would like access to the video source materials (raw captures, Camtasia project files, and slide decks), please contact me. I am also interested in sharing and collaborating on the in-class exercises that are not a part of the public course materials.
I’m also happy to grant permission to reuse my assignments in your course — contact me for details and written permission.
My primary purpose with the non-commercial license is to make it illegal for companies like CourseHero to sell my materials. I’m generally fine with other uses that respect the attribution and share-alike requirements. If you aren’t sure if your intended use is ok, just drop me an e-mail for permission.