Free Watermaker Project

Public License Agreement dd. 20050912

The information on this website belongs to the public and is free to use for public benefit.
To ensure this we invite you to co-operate with this concept and sign the conditional public license agreement. It makes you a member of the "Free Watermaker Project Community"

  • I will share the best of my knowledge with the world for free.
  • I will clearly describe any watermaker that I build and the methods used on, so others can copy and enhance the product or method.
  • I will not claim legal rights to information available from the watermaker project or my contributions to the project or improvements of anything used in the project.
  • I will donate one watermaker for each watermaker that I sell.

    What does this mean?

    You can use all information in the freewatermaker project for free.
    All new methods will be considered public property, just like the invention of the wheel.
    No patents will ever apply to the infomation ever!

    You can build as many watermakers as you wish.
    You can freely sell half your production.
    The other half should be donated, shipped for free to the most needing community you can think of.
    These donations will stay published on forever to inspire others.

    If you improve the watermaker, or invent a new generation, you will share the new invention for free under the same conditional public license.
    Military use of any information from the free watermaker project is not allowed.
    Make water, no war.

  • Disclaimer and notes about patent rights and copy rights

    A patent gives an inventor the right to set some conditions for industrial and commercial use of the invention. This right can be used for profit, or to frustrate the competition.

    A US patent is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the Patent and Trademark Office. The term of a new patent is usually 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the United States. The right of a patent is the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention in the United States. Basically, a patent gives the owner the right to a monopoly on the use and sell of the invention for a period of time.

    As a member of the "free watermaker project community" you should NOT claim patent rights.
    Applications for a patent, based on information published earlier by the free watermaker project will be considered an infringement of the public license agreement and will most likely not be accepted by patent offices. IE this will cost you!

    Patent laws allow individuals and students to use public patent information freely to build the invention for personal use, research and improvement.
    So do not hesitate to use public patent information to improve your own design.
    If you publish an improved patented invention, always supply patent numbers, in order to avoid legal problems.

    Copy rights:
    Please do not publishing copy righted documents on unless you are the owner.
    Make a link to the information instead.
    The webmasters of will remove copy righted material on request of the owner.

    A granted US patent is no garantee for quality or even funtionality of the invention.

    To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research. (Alex)

    patents and idea banks
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