I was going to post this question under the “Cloud software” category, but considering that my questions extend to libraries and other things, “General” seems more appropriate.
I wonder when using a cloud-based IDE to develop for the Particle, who owns what? Here are 4 questions to start the discussion:
- Who owns the source code? Whose copyright is it?
- Are there any GPL, LGPL, or similarly licensed libraries that can compromise the ownership of one’s code? (if you like GPL, this isn’t the place to argue for or against it. I’m just asking about what’s in the Particle platform – whether there is any code with a license that impacts the license of your work).
- How about compiled binaries? Who owns the copyright to them?
- What can you say about the privacy and security of our source code?
Thanks much for addressing these questions. I numbered them so that none of them go overlooked in the discussion. If someone has additional questions to add to the discussion, I can add more to this topic.