The Open Age Seal
WHAT IS AN OPEN ENVIRONMENT COMMUNITY AND WHY DO WE NEED THIS SEAL?
First off, you don't need this seal to use anything we've made with Open ComicWare. It's just flat-out not required. But, and Open Environment Community functions in the ideals of the Open Age of Comics -example: Artists retain all rights to their work, no contracts, membership dues or percentages taken from their works, they retain all IP, and ultimately that the magazine is ads free and a non-profit Arts structure. You work within those parameters and you get this seal. It's a big big deal to get this hard-won seal.
WHAT MAKES THIS SEAL GREAT?
Because this seal has nothing to do with censorship, we are proud to tell you about what makes it great.
We've put so many years into the development of our Open ComicWare software, deisgn document, template and resources, we know that some people will use our resources for their own gain, twisting the vision of what we intended to be free and open. So, what it means is that if certain organizations follow through with what makes The Open Age of Comics and an Open Age Magazine great on their own in the right ways, we let them have this seal. It's us saying, "Thanks" to the comic teams that worked hard to make their environments open and that they really worked hard for defending artists rights.
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