IT’S TIME TO CAST YOUR VOTE!
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 the top 10 logos. The selection committee consisted of some of the most instrumental people in pushing forward/developing/writing/promoting the Open Hardware Definition (full list of members can be found here).
Now we open those 10 logos to a PUBLIC VOTE and have the community select the top logo. Cast your vote here! Deadline is April 5th.
And don’t forget to tweet, retweet, promote, forward. Let the OSHW community make its voice heard!
We received a whopping 129 logos for the Open Source Hardware Definition! Wow, this is incredible! Thank you all for submitting, commenting, discussing. Submission is now closed, next step, we narrow them down, then open up for a public vote! Stay tuned, and follow us on twitter: @openhwsummit
Over 31 submissions! The logo page has been updated with your logo submissions to the forum. We will keep accepting logos for another week (until Feb 24th) then will put logos up for selection. Don’t forget, submit your logo to the forum with your information, and go ahead and join the discussion!
THANKS and KEEP THEM COMING!
Finally D-day is here! We are pleased to announce the 1.0 of the Open Source Hardware Definition.
The definition has undergone a few rounds of feedback, and feedback collection has been done (online, forums, open hardware summit, stakeholder’s websites, email etc) and posted here for review. Gradually, feedback has been converging more and more, and support for the definition growing.
We would like to thank everyone who took an active part in drafting the definition, and discussing it.
Now, to move forward, please HELP:
1. Endorse the definition, post your feedback on version 1.0 on the forum and the mailing list as we work towards a 1.1 update in the next few weeks / months.
2. Take a look at the logos we are considering for “open source hardware”, give feedback or submit your own logo on the forum, in the thread LOGO.
3. Show your support of the OSHW Definition by applying the definition to your work/project/website
This is a very important step in propelling our movement forward. PLEASE FORWARD FAR AND WIDE.
Congratulations to all!
FFFEEEEW! So we scraped the web (yes, all of it!), and compiled (hopefully most of) feedback on the Open Hardware Definition draft 0.4.
The compilation doc lists the definition clauses as they stand today in the draft (http://www.freedomdefined.org/OSHW_draft), and below them points/comments made by people in the forums, article comments and the OHdefinition list.
Much of the discussion on the Sparkfun post was about “why do open hardware” or the business model. So unrelated to this. Where possible, i tried to list the contributor, and significant changes that were made to the draft.
From what I see, there are very few contentious points right now. For the most part we seem to be very close to a consensus. Particularly interested are changes Bruce perens made to the definition, and the addition of a licenses and hardware section
Forums: www.openhardwaresummit.org/forum, mostly the definition forum
Articles: articles listed here: http://www.openhardwaresummit.org/press/
Definition draft: compared versions: http://www.freedomdefined.org/OSHW_draft
See pt’s forum post here with the compiled document, please add feedback you have or have come across. HELP US GET TO A 1.0!
A new proposed Open Source Hardware (OSHW) Draft Statement of Principles and Definition is up.
The statement of principles is a high-level overview of the ideals of open-source hardware. The definition is an attempt to apply those ideals to a standard by which to evaluate licenses for hardware designs.
What do you think? What do you like? or not? Please join the discussion on the definition forum, and the definition mailing list
The Summit has ended, but the discussions have not! Please visit the draft wiki (v.04) for the revised definition from the Summit: http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW_draft
We invite you to discuss and comment in the forums and on the definition mailing list
Resources and References used for the current draft include:
If you’re looking for coverage of the event, make sure to check out the Documentation link for photos, speaker slides, and other items from the event. Video and audio will be coming soon!
…As for defining the future, has anyone seen those open source flux capacitors I misplaced?
thanks Pt for posting and our generous sponsors for donating cool gadgets!
(click on image for notes)
Ps: apologies if not everyone at the summit got all the items listed, we had more attendees than expected!
Thank you all for attending, speaking, helping. The Open Hardware Summit was incredible. Already we are getting requests for a summit in 2011! For now we are catching up on sleep, and are getting ready for an exciting MakerFaire weekend. Stay tuned for slides and videos.
In the meantime, subscribe to the mailing list , check out the twitter coverage (#openhardware, #openhwsummit and #ohs) and continue the discussion on the forums.
alicia and ayah