OVERVIEW

APPLIED ION SYSTEMS (AIS) IS A FOR-PROFIT R&D OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE COMPANY OPENLY DEVELOPING ADVANCED PLASMA AND ION THRUSTERS FOR NANOSATS AND PICOSATS. WHILE RESOURCES ARE OPENLY AVAILABLE, AND DESIGN FILES RELEASED FOR VARIOUS SYSTEMS DEVELOPED AT AIS, OPEN SOURCE DOES NOT MEAN FREE TO TAKE WITHOUT PROPER CREDIT, CITATION, ATTRIBUTION, OR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE GROUNDWORK LAID OUT BY AIS, NOR IGNORING REQUESTS AND LICENSING CONDITIONS STATED WITH THE AVAILABLE RESOURCES.

AIS STRIVES TO MAKE THE FIELD OF ELECTRIC PROPULSION OPEN AND TRULY ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL, AND ULTIMATELY LOWER THE BARRIER OF ENTRY INTO THE FIELD, PROVIDING PROPULSION SOLUTIONS FOR TEAMS THAT MAY NOT OTHERWISE BE ABLE TO AFFORD CURRENT SOLUTIONS ON THE MARKET, AS WELL AS PROVIDING VALUABLE EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH RESOURCES FOR THE EDUCATIONAL AND ENTHUSIAST COMMUNITIES. AIS OPENLY ENGAGES WITH THE COMMUNITY PROVIDING THESE RESOURCES TO HELP BETTER THE FIELD, AND WHILE AIS RELEASES THIS INFORMATION FOR ANYONE TO USE, KINDLY REQUESTS THAT ANYONE USING THESE RESOURCES RESPECT THE FOLLOWING REQUESTS TO HELP KEEP THESE RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR ALL.


ATTRIBUTION

ALL WORK DERIVED FROM AIS, WHETHER DIRECTLY FROM DESIGN FILES, OR INDIRECTLY INSPIRED FROM PUBLISHED CONTENT, BOTH ON THE WEBSITE AS WELL AS ACROSS ALL ASSOCIATED MEDIA PLATFORMS (TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, YOUTUBE, LINKEDIN, PATREON, ETC), MUST BE PROPERLY CREDITED AND ATTRIBUTED TO THE FOUNDER, MICHAEL BRETTI, AS WELL AS APPLIED ION SYSTEMS. CREDIT AND CITATION MUST BE CLEARLY VISIBLE AND PRESENT IN ALL REFERENCE DOCUMENTATION, PROJECT DOCUMENTATION, DERIVED PRODUCT PAGES, RESOURCES, AND INFORMATION.


TERMS OF USE

ANY SYSTEM, DESIGN, OR PRODUCT DERIVED FROM OR INSPIRED BY THE WORK DONE AT AIS, WHETHER FOR PERSONAL USE, NON-PROFIT APPLICATIONS, ACADEMIC USE, OR COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS, MUST REMAIN OPEN SOURCE WITH ALL RELEVANT PROJECT FILES RELEASED AND AVAILABLE.


HARDWARE FILES

AIS WORKS TO RELEASE DESIGN FILES FOR OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE SYSTEMS FOR VARIOUS PROPULSION SYSTEMS DEVELOPED. ALL SYSTEM FILES THAT ARE RELEASED ARE DONE SO AT THE COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT PHASE, IN WHICH THE FILES ARE AVAILABLE UNDER THE CERN OHL VERSION 2 (CERN-OHL-S). HOWEVER, SYSTEMS ARE STILL OPENLY DEVELOPED PRIOR TO OFFICIAL RELEASE ON VARIOUS AIS MEDIA PLATFORMS. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT ATTRIBUTION OR USAGE REQUESTS CAN BE IGNORED PRIOR TO OFFICIAL FILE RELEASE. UNTIL A SYSTEM DESIGN IS OFFICIALLY RELEASED UNDER THE PROPER LICENSE, THE DESIGN IS NOT YET CONSIDERED OPEN SOURCE.


MEDIA

ALL MEDIA INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PICTURES, VIDEOS, GRAPHS, TABLES, CHARTS, ARTICLES, WRITE-UPS, REPORTS, ETC, BOTH ON THE AIS WEBSITE AS WELL AS ALL RELATED MEDIA PAGES (TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, YOUTUBE, LINKEDIN, PATREON, ETC) ARE PROTECTED UNDER COPYRIGHT, AND WHILE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AND DOWNLOAD MAY NOT BE REDISTRIBUTED WITHOUT EXPLICIT WRITTEN CONSENT FROM APPLIED ION SYSTEMS. ANY MEDIA DISTRIBUTED WITH PERMISSION MUST GIVE PROPER ATTRIBUTION TO THE ORIGINAL SOURCE, AS WELL AS THE FOUNDER, MICHAEL BRETTI, AND APPLIED ION SYSTEMS.


AIS BRANDING

APPLIED ION SYSTEMS, APPLIED ION SYSTEMS LLC, AIS, AND ANY ASSOCIATED MEDIA OR LOGOS ARE PROTECTED UNDER COPYRIGHT, AND MAY NOT BE USED FOR ANY PRODUCT PROMOTIONS, BRANDING, OR AFFILIATIONS FOR ANY DERIVED SYSTEM DESIGNS.