[OH Updates] TAPR meeting results

phillip torrone pt at oreilly.com
Tue Sep 20 15:46:11 PDT 2011

On Sep 21, 2011, at 3:52 AM, Bruce Perens wrote:
> My experience is that stuff I write in any public forum has made it to the front page of Slashdot within half an hour, without my intent. It will get into any number of online and print publications. So, it doesn't really matter how mature we are here. I am reasonably well known, and stuff I write will get an audience. So, I have to control it.
> It's also not escaped me that you're an editor at MAKE magazine.
> Those folks will get their opportunity to improve.


you sent out the "TAPR meeting results" email to this list, you have complete control over what you write and send to this list.

> Bruce Perens wrote:
> We had a short discussion of whether we should remove some of the requirements in the TAPR Open Hardware License in order to get more parties to use the TAPR license. This was countered by concern among the leadership about the rather low standard for "open" in the Open Hardware community in general right now. They pointed out:
> 	• Some of the things featured at the Summit don't meet the Open Hardware Definition.

which specific things?

Bruce Perens wrote:
> 	• Some companies that are thought to be leaders in Open Hardware predominantly make breakout boards for ICs, with little design investment in them.

which specific companies?

Bruce Perens wrote:
> 	• A lot of things said to be open just have a PDF for the schematic, no modifiable design files, and no gerber files.

which specific things?


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