[Discuss] OSHW Best Practices / Layers of Openness

Marco Perry mperry at pensanyc.com
Thu Feb 28 19:13:39 UTC 2013

If OSHW goes beyond electronics, then it should be anything
that encompasses the experience and use of the product/thing, not just the
components (electrical, software, mechanical). Seems far reaching, but its
either components or the whole.

On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 2:05 PM, Tom Igoe <tom.igoe at gmail.com> wrote:

> >
> > Hi Tom,
> >  In what way(s) do you see OSHWA focussing just on the electronics?
> It's important (to me personally, at least) that OSHWA should try to
> broaden our reach to the larger domain of hardware in general.
> In the privileging of electronics that we saw in this morning's responses
> from David and Alicia, for example. I don't doubt that we *aspire* to be
> broader, but because many  of us make primarily electronic parts, we've
> prioritized that, because we understand it better, and have said "we'll get
> to the other stuff later."
> It's later.  Let's get to it.
> t.
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