I suggest an approach similar to the GPL. We should come up with our own software license which specifically indicates our terms and percentages in the "Social Contract/Consensus". This would make it so that if we write code it cannot be used or cloned in a way which violates the "Social Contract/Consensus" without also violating the law and testing a legal precedent.
The reason to turn the Social Contract into a software license is to create a situation where the programmers themselves agree to only write or contribute to development on projects which accept that particular license. It could allow us to extend the Social Contract/Consensus outside of the bounds of Protoshares and Invictus Innovations and into a much broader space similar to impact of the GPL.
Can Invictus Innovations consult with their legal team to come up with some language which can help us to establish a software license which would restrict the use of our code as only being used in projects which meet the terms of the minimum of the Social Contract/Consensus?
I am personally of the opinion that intellectual property is invalid due to its violation of physical property rights and free speech. This includes copyright and patents as these are government privileges.
That said I am a firm believer in subjecting people to their own laws. Therefore, I would like to see a such a license that only applies to those who assert that copyright and patents should be enforced against those who do not consent to be governed by copyright or patent law.
I believe that such a license would make people more comfortable with the AngelShares Social Consensus and thus increase the rate of contribution and development due to reduced risk.
To win this bounty you must post a complete license along with a legal opinion on why it would be the most effective means at achieving the following goals:
1) Preventing copycats that believe in intelectual property from using our code to launch derivative DACs that fail to honor our social consensus.
2) Not preventing businesses from using any DAC that honors SCSL, even if they support IP... we don't want to restrict the use of DACs that follow the SCSL in any way shape or form.
3) Preventing businesses that believe in intelectual property from using any DAC that doesn't honor the SCSL
4) Define the AngelShares social consensus in as clear and unambiguous terms as possible.
5) Frees the developers of DACs from any liability resulting from the use of the code or failures in the code.
Invictus will select a license to release our software under and will pay this bounty to the writer(s) of the license. We expect the process of writing the license to be cooperative and iterative. All drafts must be made public and to win the bounty the winning SCSL license must have consent from all contributors as judged by Invictus.
Based upon latest bounty rules I am marking this bounty active and will pay it out when I opt to use a SCSL license that I believe best achieves the goals. I reserve the right to not pick such a license until one of sufficient quality is produced and vetted by multiple qualified individuals. In other words I am looking for an off-the-shelf license that I may pay to use. This bounty does not constitute an implied contract, but a expression of market demand for such a product to exist. For this bounty, there is a 10 PTS referral reward for anyone who refers a qualified lawyer that wins the bounty. The 10PTS will be divided among all referrals proportional to the contribution of the referred lawyer.