[OH Updates] Tools for Open Source Hardware (was: Re: Working together to promote open(-source) hardware?)

andrew payne andyopayne at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 10:24:28 PDT 2011


I'm sure Javier can probably shed more light on the subject of neutrinos,
but there was a release last week from CERN that neutrinos might actually
have the ability to move faster than the speed of light (which has very
large implications).  Here's a popular science article about the news:
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-09/baffling-cern-results-show-neutrinos-moving-faster-speed-light.
I know it's off topic, but I'd certainly be interested in hearing more about
this as well.
Cheers,
Andy Payne

On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 1:09 PM, Michael Shiloh <michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Changing topics:
>
> 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?
>
> Michael
>
> 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<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<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.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Javier
>>
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