[OH Updates] announcing oshw.org soon
ayah at littlebits.cc
Tue Sep 27 13:57:55 PDT 2011
You've done a crazy amount of work over the past few days.
Just to be clear, nothing is changing in the open process (that gave
birth to the definition, logo, great conversations, etc) but the
- having a solid domain to refer to that consolidates all the efforts
that we've been doing over the past year or so;
- knowing that there are no legal repercussions of using the term
"open source hardware" and the widely adopted OSHW logo.
Thanks again Phil for donating the time, effort, and money towards
On 27 Sep 2011, at 16:40, phillip torrone wrote:
> hi folks,
> there have been some very exciting developments over the last few
> days for the open source hardware community.
> 1. we will be able to use oshw.org and opensourcehardware.org - the
> domain of oshw.org is being transferred to ayah by the kind owner,
> per anderson. salim lakani is providing hosting for free for us and
> also had opensourcehardware.org. you can see a quick (draft) landing
> page at http://www.opensourcehardware.org until the dns is updated
> for oshw.org - we will make it an amazing resource.
> 2. we had a legal expert make sure we could all use open source
> hardware, we can! limor and i are footing the bill on this as a gift
> to the community.
> 3. we contacted the OSI to make sure our logo, which is somewhat
> based on the OSI logo was ok to use for oshw, it seems so! we now
> have access to them too, they are a GREAT group of people. we will
> likely work with them on some joint efforts promoting open source.
> 4.we have a candidate that may be able to devote time to making
> oshw.org a non-profit / foundation.
> 5. as we establish an entity we'll be able to many many more things,
> including offering a variety of choices for doing and supporting
> open source hardware. it will be a great resource, a way to promote
> and market oshw, patent pools, maybe legal advice, advocacy, the sky
> is the limit. actually it's not the limit since we will have open
> source hardware space projects! our inclusive style is very
> approachable and welcoming to the growing number of people and
> companies that want to do and share oshw. we will be more than just
> electronics of course, we will have 3d printing, mechanical, etc. we
> will work with many different orgs like CERN, TAPR, OHANDA and the
> i realize, we, as a community have been operating without a central
> place or entity, if we could do it all over, we would of course, but
> now we can get more buttoned up do just that! we all got here by
> doing great work, and now we can do more under a common banner. the
> best days of oshw are ahead as bunnie said :)
> ayah is our informally elected leader. we trust her, respect her and
> she's demonstrated to everyone her commitment to all of us doing
> oshw. if there are any ownership of anything like domains,
> trademarks, etc, we'd like her to have it and then transfer anything
> to the oshw foundation/org once we have that.
> we will send more updates as things get oshw.org cooking, we'll need
> everyone's help!
> thank you!
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