[OH Updates] Tools for Open Source Hardware (was: Re: Working together to promote open(-source) hardware?)
michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 10:09:49 PDT 2011
1) I respectfully agree with you that tools are vital to OSHW. I often
suggest to programmers or those with time but no/little money who want
to help support Open Source Hardware that working on tools is a great
way to help. Is there already or will you set up a mailing list for the
Kicad progress? I'd love to be involved.
2) Severely off topic, but we're all geeks here and I suspect the
diversion will be welcome to some: I know there is a ton of information
on the CERN website but can you tell us in a sentance or two what's new
in chasing neutrinos these days?
On 09/28/2011 12:42 AM, Javier Serrano wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-09-27 at 22:39 -0400, Federico Lucifredi wrote:
>> It would be really nice to see the Open Source Hardware community show more cohesion, nay, common sense, than Congress. It really would - but it is not up to the majority, it is up to every single individual here to make it happen, and that's why it is so hard.
>> Keeping my fingers crossed -Federico
> Fingers crossed here too. I also agree with Ayah and David. Sorry I
> haven't been able to post for a while. The timing section at CERN is
> very busy chasing neutrinos these days. Exciting and stressing times,
> mostly the latter for the time being. Quick update from our side:
> - Meeting with Myriam on CERN OHL v1.2. next Monday. Our current wish
> list is at http://www.ohwr.org/projects/cernohl/wiki/CernOhlIdeas.
> Please see if there's anything else we should include.
> - Took the decision to work on Kicad to try and bring it on par with
> non-open tools in terms of quality and features. See
> http://www.ohwr.org/projects/ohr-meta/wiki/Foss-pcb. We will soon have a
> work package list so people can help. Some people in the list have said
> tools are not that important. I respectfully disagree. I think they are
> the last important hurdle to sharing. We have a licence, we have a
> forge, now we need tools.
> - OHR will change looks soon. You can see the new theme at
> http://ohwr.staging.es/ BTW, I saw there is a kickstarter effort to make
> a hardware forge. We already have one, and we're very happy with it.
> Feel free to take it, it's all FOSS. Also if someone sees an interest we
> could work on opening it up, by reviewing things like governance,
> neutrality, financing, etc.
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