Update: Some IPs were found to have registered a very large number of votes (more info here), and because of complications of disqualifying some votes at this point with micropoll, the tallies will be adjusted on closing day on April 5th. In the meantime, extra security checks have been enabled and the multiple voting problem has been solved.
On February 10th, 2011, we launched the Open Hardware Definition v1.0, and launched a competition to select an OSHW Logo. Over 129 submissions have come in over 2 weeks, and a very active discussion on the forums.
The selection of the OSHW Definition logo occurred in 2 stages:
First, an invited selection committee reviewed and narrowed down the submissions (over 129) to 10 logos. The selection committee consisted of some of the most instrumental people in pushing forward/developing/writing/promoting the Open Hardware Definition.
Now we open those 10 logos to a PUBLIC VOTE and have the community select the top logo. Cast your vote here! Deadline is Tuesday April 5th
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Details about the selection process
The pre-selection committee consists of 10 PEOPLE. These are some of the most instrumental people in pushing forward/developing/writing/promoting the Open Hardware Definition. They are:
- Alicia Gibb – Buglabs tinkerer and superstar co-organizer of Open Hardware Summit
- Dale Dougherty – founder of MAKE, and one of our biggest catalysts for the Open Hardware Summit around Makerfaire
- Benjamin (Mako) Hill – Board member of FSF and founder of Definition of Free Cultural Works (freedomdefined.org) which is the Definition’s home
- David Mellis – Lead Programmer of Arduino, and one of the most active writers of the Definition
- Juergen Neuman and Tuomo Tammenpaa – Founders of OHANDA, a similarly-minded advocate for open hardware going on strong
- Windel Oskay – Founder of Evil Mad Science and one of the most active writers of the Definition
- Bruce Perens – Cofounder of OSI and the shoulders on which the definition stands
- Phil Torrone – Senior editor, MAKE and our biggest media push for the Open Hardware Definition
- John Wibanks – VP Science at Creative Commons and the man who first convinced us to forget the law and get together as a community to create our own standards
- and myself – Ayah Bdeir – CC fellow and co organizer of the Open Hardware Summit and the Open Hardware Definition
The pre-selection committee scored the 129 logos submitted, and the logos with the top 10 scores are up for a public vote.