[Discuss] Who is the OSHWA, members and membership,

Catarina Mota catarina at openmaterials.org
Sat Aug 11 13:30:24 UTC 2012

These are excellent questions and personally I'd love to hear what ideas
and suggestions people have.

There isn't a membership process in place yet. Alicia started a thread on
that topic a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, the mailing list archives are
broken. I'll forward the thread to the list again for those who hadn't
joined at the time and would like to know what was said.

You can see OSHWA's (broad) purposes here: http://www.oshwa.org/about

One thing to take into account, which was also discussed on that previous
thread, is that there are legal limitations to what a non-profit can and
can't do. So I don't know if OSHWA would be able to promote projects. Even
if it was, I'm not sure how that would work. There are so many OSHW
projects out in the world! It wouldn't be right for the organization to
promote just a few and, from a practical standpoint, it's impossible to
promote all.

Looking forward to hearing your ideas!


On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 9:16 PM, Mike Phillips <mostsigbit at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Greetings,
> I would like to spur a discussion on both the technicalities and merits of
> joining the Open Source Hardware Association.
> For the technical side, how does one, or how is it envisioned that one
> join the association?
> On the side of merits, what is the point(s) of joining the association.
> What does the association provide that would be of use to a member?  Does
> it promote projects? Does it provide a place or mechanism to collaborate?
> Thanks
> Mike
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