[Discuss] Open Source Sausage?
David A. Mellis
dam at mellis.org
Sun Oct 6 18:19:22 UTC 2013
I added a simple question and answer to the end of the OSHW FAQ:
http://www.oshwa.org/faq/. But there's a lot more to say, I know, so
On Sun, Oct 6, 2013 at 7:50 PM, David A. Mellis <dam at mellis.org> wrote:
> I think these regulatory issues are crucial for open-source hardware, and
> learned a lot from your talk at the summit. I'm happy to add links or other
> content on the OSHWA site on these topics. Suggestions welcome.
> On Sun, Oct 6, 2013 at 5:51 PM, J. Simmons <jrs at mach30.org> wrote:
>> I just got forwarded these links about a KickStarter to fund a set of
>> open source policies and procedures for following USDA guidelines when
>> creating cured meats.
>> As a firm believer that OSHW includes anything we physically make (from
>> electronics to tractors to tables to rockets), I love the idea of open
>> sourcing even just part of the process for food that is currently very
>> proprietary (and it sounds like they will be sharing their recipes and meat
>> processing procedures as well).
>> And, I am reminded that as OSHW grows as a movement we will see more and
>> more need to address regulatory issues like this. So far this year, this
>> is the third regulatory hurdle I have seen in open source arenas, including
>> 1) Mach 30's own work on Export Controls (http://mach30.org/ectf/)
>> 2) LightUp's (http://www.lightup.io/) work to meet toy safety standards
>> for their products
>> and of course
>> 3) Underground Meats' work on an open source HACCP
>> Is anyone else facing these kind of regulatory issues or know of someone
>> who is? Do folks think there is a way we could pool our resources to work
>> on how the OSHW movement can efficiently and effectively address regulatory
>> J. Simmons, President
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