[OH Updates] TAPR meeting results

phillip torrone pt at oreilly.com
Tue Sep 20 02:35:31 PDT 2011

On Sep 20, 2011, at 12:22 PM, Bruce Perens wrote:
> I don't want to hurt or shame people and their companies while there's an alternative.

bruce, but you did! you said:

=Bruce Perens wrote=
> 	• Some of the things featured at the Summit don't meet the Open Hardware Definition.
> 	• Some companies that are thought to be leaders in Open Hardware predominantly make breakout boards for ICs, with little design investment in them.
> 	• A lot of things said to be open just have a PDF for the schematic, no modifiable design files, and no gerber files.

so again, please share specifically *who*, what things and what projects are not open source enough for you/TAPR. everyone is mature here, we can handle feedback. i'm sure everyone wants to improve.

>> 2) are there meeting notes?
> The stuff about the license was done informally, between or after technical sessions, mainly with TAPR's counsel who is the author of both licenses, with the people who have been involved in the license effort, and with the people whose designs were under the non-commercial license. So, no notes.
>> 3) is it private / secret?
> Yes, the best approach was private and personal .

1) you had a private, personal and secret meeting about many of the people and companies on this list.
2) you thought it would be a good idea to later send out an email but not say who you talked about and how they're not doing open source hardware.

that's not the "best approach".


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