[Discuss] OSHW questions
Andrew.Katz at moorcrofts.com
Wed Nov 21 09:56:24 UTC 2012
On 21 Nov 2012, at 09:43, Andrew Stone <stone at toastedcircuits.com<mailto:stone at toastedcircuits.com>> wrote:
IANAL. This is not legal advice.
WRT value, what is the chance a company will use your OSHW totally unmodified? at a min they will want to combine 2 tech on one board. Often they will want to change the SW significantly. Use your OSHW as an advertisement for your services. one that you make a profit on!
This is an Apache-esque view, and one which I have a lot of sympathy for. I think open source software is gradually moving away from GPL-type licensing to less restrictive Apache-style licensing. However, there's another argument that says it was necessary for open source software to go through a coercive GPL phase first. Maybe the same is true of open hardware - I just don't know!
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