[OH Updates] the solderpad hardware license
dave at eevblog.com
Tue Mar 27 22:46:19 PDT 2012
On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 2:20 PM, Bill Morris <bill at iheartengineering.com> wrote:
> We have been using CC BY-NC-SA, but after some contemplation, we are
> leaning towards licensing most things with the BSD license or the FBSD
> documentation license. It's not a perfect fit but it does most of what
> we want.
> We are not sure how enforceable it is but some parts like adapters for
> closed source products we may license as CC BY-NC-SA out of spite or
> just lack of time to update the license. We would like having a hardware
> equivalent of the GPL but it doesn't seem feasible given the current
> legal situation and having new laws would probably make things worse.
Sorry, I haven't been following the thread, so forgive me if I'm out
of line, but one thing perked my attention here.
I just wanted to highlight that any license which uses a
Non-Commercial clause, like CC BY-NC-SA, is NOT considered Open
Hardware or Open Source Hardware, and is not entitled to use the OHSW
logo, or to be promoted as such.
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