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

Andrew Stone stone at toastedcircuits.com
Mon Aug 13 02:38:58 UTC 2012

I'm trying to get my head around how to promote and educate about OSHW
without promoting a specific product.  I mean the first thing anyone is
going to say is "show me something cool :-)"... and anyway a picture is
worth 1k words.

Regardless, somehow plenty of nonprofits somehow manage to walk the line
between promotion and use of products.  For example, a "sponsors" page...

On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 9:30 AM, Catarina Mota
<catarina at openmaterials.org>wrote:

> 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!
> Catarina
> 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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