So, I got a glimpse at the backend of the Patreon Campaign for this month. The way Patreon is set up you can see the pledge totals for the next three creations you put up at any one time – if you want to see further ahead you need to download your current patron lists as a CSV file and do the math yourself.

March Creations

March Creations

But the good news – here is what the first three March posts look like:

Normally this would mean the first two maps of the month are going up using a free commercial-use license. But for the first few months that we are over the $300 line, I’m going to be “rolling over” any total over the $300 mark to the next map to try to get as many over the mark as possible. Please note that this is a temporary thing – I’m doing this to reward myself and everyone else for the recent huge push that has brought the campaign to where it is now.

Rolling the $38.75 and the $1.24 from the first two maps to the third brings it to $308.22 and rolling that $8.22 to the next map will definitely not bring it over the $300 mark, so we’ll have 3 commercial maps this month.

How is this going to work?

Right now I’m going with an informal license that lets anyone use, reuse, remix and/or modify the maps that are being published under the commercial license on a royalty-free basis as long as they include attribution (“Cartography by Dyson Logos” or “Maps by Dyson Logos”).

For those that want/need a Creative Commons license, it would look something like this:

Creative Commons LicenseCartography by Dyson Logos is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Again, this shouldn’t need repeating, but this will only apply to those maps released under this commercial license – and those maps will be clearly indicated. I will add a new page to the blog soon that will compile the commercially-licensed maps as we progress down this brave new road!

The Backstage Pass

For a few months now I’ve let the Backstage Pass slip for patrons at the $1 level or higher. That ends tomorrow when I’ll be posting a seven-map backstage pass for all the patient patrons at the appropriate levels.