[okfn-discuss] [open-hw] Classification of openhardware
wdjoyner at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 14:36:28 UTC 2008
On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 5:24 PM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org> wrote:
> Frederic Renet wrote:
>> And more generally how do we define open hardware ?
> I've also been wondering about this. I recently joined this list and am
> catching up on discussions and projects in this area.
> I'm from the Open Knowledge Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation
> founded in 2004 and dedicated to promoting open knowledge in all its forms.
> Our Open Knowledge Definition provides criteria for openness in
> knowledge (including copyrightable content and data).
> We've also got a draft Open Service Definition:
> It would be great to work together towards a shared definition for Open
> Hardware, if such a definition would be useful. We've just bounced a few
> emails about this on our discuss list  and I've started dumping links
> on a page on our wiki:
> Perhaps a good way to proceed would be to gather together some examples
> to try to clarify what we mean by open hardware, and what any definition
> would do (if we need one)?
> I've carbon copied this message to our discuss list and the licenses
> list at the Open Hardware Foundation - who might also be interested in
> this discussion.
> Warm regards,
> Jonathan Gray
> The Open Knowledge Foundation
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