[Discuss] OSHW logo

Marc-Olivier Schwartz marcolivier.schwartz at gmail.com
Mon Jun 10 10:02:06 UTC 2013

Hi Javier,

Thanks ! Indeed it is true that the Raspberry Pi is not truly open-source hardware according to the definition, but I include it on my website on the same level as the Arduino for two reasons :

- On my website the focus is really on the circuits I built for home automation (like how to control a relay) and that are connected to the Raspberry Pi or the Arduino, and these are 100 % open-source hardware as I share everything with the community. I also include your personal computer in a lot of tutorials, and they are far from being open-source :)

- The second point might be interesting for your round table : the Raspberry Pi itself is getting more and more "open". For example, you can find the complete schematics here:


Recently the video drivers were also made open-source.


On Jun 10, 2013, at 10:21 AM, Javier Serrano <Javier.Serrano at cern.ch> wrote:

> On 06/10/2013 10:00 AM, Marc-Olivier Schwartz wrote:
>> I am the owner of open home automation, a website where I share
>> tutorials on home automation systems using open-source hardware. 
> Hello Marco, very nice website! I am not entitled to answer your
> question on the OSHW logo, but something in your website caught my
> attention and I think it's worth discussing: you make it an important
> point to use Open Source Hardware, and you present (if my quick browsing
> is not misleading me) Arduino and Raspberry Pi on equal grounds in that
> respect. To the best of my knowledge, the former is Open Source
> Hardware, while the latter isn't (and of course there is nothing wrong
> with that). I am going by the official OSHW definition [1]. Maybe I
> missed something? This is particularly interesting for me because I will
> attend an OSHW event this week in which there will be a Rapsberry Pi
> talk [2] (and an Arduino talk) and I am supposed to co-organize a Round
> Table discussion at the end. Maybe this would be a good discussion
> topic, and I am interested in any thoughts the people in this list may
> have on it.
> Thanks,
> Javier
> [1] http://www.oshwa.org/definition/
> [2] http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=238322 BTW, you're
> all welcome to attend!
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