Jam Rules

The main rule of the jam is to have fun! However, the founders of the Global Sustainability Jam have also put together the following rules, which we will align to – to ensure the process before and after the Jam runs smoothly.

  • Collaborate with new peoplePlease do not come to the Jam with a team. Everyone will have some time to think and pitch an idea. Collaborate with new friends or peers you admire.
  • Be on time
Please show up to the Jam on time
  • Use your own tools
 – Participants will use their own tools, including hardware, software, communications and stationery. If you need a computer and certain software, make sure you have it pre-loaded on your computer.
  • Sign up: individual and team
 – All participants need to sign up to the Planet Jam website and add themselves, their team and their project to the project database.
  • (Optional) Be part of the conversation – Experience shows that one of the most valuable parts of the Jam is to be part of the online community. For the global communication amongst participants we use Twitter, among other platforms.
  • Have fun! 
As an initiative of Work Play Experience, the Global Sustainability Jam is designed to be fun, and we are trying to keep things simple. The best rule of thumb is that teams should not illegally exploit others’ intellectual property, and that in turn, everything we create becomes part of the public domain. Participants agree by their participation in the Global Sustainability Jam that they will hold no-one liable for any loss or damage.

Rules on intellectual property

  • All results are owned by the individual design team
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  • All services, ideas, art, code and concepts made during the Global Sustainability Jam are owned by the members of the team that developed them (not the local Jam or the Global organizers). This includes all aspects of intellectual property, such as patents, trademarks, designs and copyright. In the cooperative spirit of a service jam, there are often many people helping one another. All members of the team are held to standard industry practices of collaboration, including appropriate acknowledgements to parties (also in other teams) who may have contributed. The design team is free to develop their ideas commercially after the Jam, but the results of the Jam itself must be open, as below.
  • All results have to be published and archived on the Global Sustainability Jam website under Creative Commons licence.
  • All participants of the Global Sustainability Jam will allow the documentation of their service to be archived on the Global Service Jam website in the form it was submitted at the end of the jam. Participants may ask to have an update of the documents posted with notice of version information. 
All works will be licenced under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/).
  • The Global Sustainability Jam prohibits the use of pre-made content (this includes graphic designs, processes, models, audio, program code, etc.) unless it was publicly available at least a month prior to the service jam. Please also make sure that if you use pre-made content, you use content with a appropriate licence (CC or public licence).
  • All materials can be used for demonstration – all materials made at the Global Sustainability Jam can be used for demonstration and lecture at conferences, schools or industry venues with the expressed discretion of the Global Sustainability Jam and Work Play Experience.