[okfn-discuss] [open-hw] Classification of openhardware
jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Sat May 10 22:24:40 BST 2008
Frederic Renet wrote:
> And more generally how do we define open hardware ?
I've also been wondering about this. I recently joined this list and am
catching up on discussions and projects in this area.
I'm from the Open Knowledge Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation
founded in 2004 and dedicated to promoting open knowledge in all its forms.
Our Open Knowledge Definition provides criteria for openness in
knowledge (including copyrightable content and data).
We've also got a draft Open Service Definition:
It would be great to work together towards a shared definition for Open
Hardware, if such a definition would be useful. We've just bounced a few
emails about this on our discuss list  and I've started dumping links
on a page on our wiki:
Perhaps a good way to proceed would be to gather together some examples
to try to clarify what we mean by open hardware, and what any definition
would do (if we need one)?
I've carbon copied this message to our discuss list and the licenses
list at the Open Hardware Foundation - who might also be interested in
The Open Knowledge Foundation
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