Creative Commons Public License


Richard Nelson is the founder of Sola Roof and owner of the Sola Roof brand, who has dedicated the core Nelson Intellectual Property under this Creative Commons Public License (the legal code)

In Summary our CCPL is in the category: Author Attribution - Non Commercial - Share Alike

See the Summary at Creative Commons

For non-commercial use you are FREE:

  • to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work
  • to make derivative works

Under the following conditions:

Author Attribution

Non Commercial

  • You may not use this work for commercial purposes except for those SE Net affiliated businesses that agree to the minimum Pay It Forward contributions in exchange for the authorized commercial use of this Sola Roof Wiki, which is a dynamic knowledge base and Open Source collaboration environment established by

Share Alike

  • If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one and are requested to contribute or hyperlink your Derivative Work to the content of the Sola Roof Wiki for the benefit of all the Sola Roof Members.


Designated Non-Commercial Use and Conditions for Commercial Use

In relation to DIY Food, polytunnel manufacturers please take note, that the Tunnel Greenhouse is designated for the DIY sector who are considered non-commercial users and as such, under our CCPL, these users have FREE access and use of Sola Roof technology while still being obligated to respect our conditions of: attribution and share-alike. Other FREE use is granted to the education, research and humanitarian sectors. We ask of our non-commercial users a completely voluntary participation and contribution to support Pay It Forward humanitarian projects.

As inventor of the Sola Roof technology, my IP together with the knowhow and experience of our members, which has and will continue to be published and aggregated here, is made openly accessible to commercial suppliers to the designated FREE use sectors, including the DIY, and these commercial suppliers are required to respect our Creative Commons Public License (CCPL) and conditions set for such commercial supply. This CCPL calls for 1) attribution 2) share-alike and reserves rights to commercial use only for those who meet additional minimum conditions required for commercial use. The minimum conditions now established for suppliers to FREE use sectors is observance of the first two mentioned above plus a Pay It Forward honor payment or support in kind to our DIY Food humanitarian projects. The amount of the honor payment requested is 1% of related sales or more. Sola Roof commercial users and commercial suppliers of services, material and products are all required to formalize a commitment to Sola Roof to honor the Sola Roof Community's values and objectives to establish Pay It Forward humanitarian projects.

Making such a commitment entitles your business to be an authorized sponsor/partner of Sola Roof and to use our brand name and have fullest interaction and support and PR recognition from Sola Roof. My general support to authorized commercial users and suppliers is available on a consulting basis as is the expertise of any experienced members of our community who are willing to provide Sola Roof knowhow. Such knowhow and any derivative works and technology improvements directly related to Sola Roof are, in principle, agreed to be published and shared as Open Source information by both non-commercial and commercial users.

By following these precepts I anticipate that several Open Standards of use will emerge for Sola Roof technology applications. Both suppliers and users will benefit from working at the pinnacle of advancements - to the extent they wish to be pioneers. The large majority of users will be very satisfied to apply well proven and robust solutions that get good results for minimum cost and energy. At the base of this pyramid are the DIY users who as craft-builders will be empowered for self-reliant, sustainable living. This is a broad and strong foundation for the Sola Roof knowledge-base development and educational/learning activity that will be transformational at a personal level and from which will emerge the anticipated global village and an era of sustainable living bringing restoration and health to people and planet.

For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this Sola Roof Wiki and any part thereof. Any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission from the author.

Your fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above.

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