[Discuss] Possible abuse of the term "open source hardware"
catarina at openmaterials.org
Fri Mar 15 21:22:37 UTC 2013
Thank you Windell and Malcolm for pointing those out. Looks like we need
some sort of standard approach to deal with these of situations.
In the case pointed out by Windell - should OSHWA send them an email
(politely) asking for a link to the files or that the label 'open
source hardware' not be used in the product's description?
In the case cited by Malcolm - looks like the have the bare minimum up,
On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 5:18 PM, Tom Igoe <tom.igoe at gmail.com> wrote:
> Windell and I crossed in the mail.
> On Mar 15, 2013, at 5:17 PM, Windell H. Oskay wrote:
> > On Mar 15, 2013, at 1:54 PM, malcolm stanley <
> a.malcolm.stanley at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hey, can i play too?
> >> I got this email from Nordic Semi and when I went to look there were NO
> open source drawings or other materials at all on the vendor web site...
> > To be fair, what they have actually announced is that their kickstarter
> is live. They don't begin shipping until July, at the soonest. The OSHW
> definition requires that the documentation is released with the product, so
> let's all check back in July. :)
> > Worth noting is that while they haven't explicitly used the term "open
> source hardware" in the text of their kickstarter page, they *are* using
> the OSHW logo (the version that says "open source hardware".) As far as I
> can tell, it will be their first OSHW product.
> >> Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA (OSE: NOD)
> today announces from wireless startup 'Open Source RF' – launched
> onKickStarter.com – the world's first 'Arduino' compatible open-source
> > Windell H. Oskay, Ph.D.
> > Co-Founder and Chief Scientist
> > Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories
> > 175 San Lazaro Ave, STE 150
> > Sunnyvale CA 94086
> > http://www.evilmadscientist.com/
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