[Discuss] A website to post and work on open design ideas
blueback09 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 5 21:04:05 UTC 2014
On Sat, Jul 5, 2014 at 1:23 PM, J. Simmons <jrs at mach30.org> wrote:
> I haven't followed most of these sites... Are any of them geared toward
> producing open source designs versus just crowd sourcing some of the
> project development?
How It Could Be Different - http://www.howitcouldbedifferent.org/tc.php
definitely not; it's like the first paragraph in their TOS
Why Not? - closed to new postings
Quirky - http://www.quirky.com/home/terms
no, because Quirky owns everything, but you do have an option to buy stuff
back from them if they decide not to use it
embrioo - http://embrioo.com/legal-notice
I'm not sure, but it seems unlikely since they have a lot of rules about
who owes who money in what circumstances, but they only claim to be a
portal, so, aside from granting them rights to stuff you upload to the
site, you might be able to link to things with FOSS licenses without a
problem. someone with more legal experience would have to read the TOS
Idea Stormz - http://www.ideastormz.com/Terms-of-Use
Actually this one looks like it should be compatible with FOSS content.
Aside from granting the website itself rights (which it would already get
under the FOSS license) the TOS just says 'you aren't allowed to sue us.'
> For example, I am pretty sure Quirky is not open source. I realize I
> should go do the research myself (and depending on my available time I
> would like to), but I am still super busy so I am unlikely to get to it for
> a bit.
> I ask, because I think that could be the twist you were looking for. Lots
> of folks are happy to capitalize on crowd sourcing without releasing the
> results of the crowd's work as open source. If there isn't a place to go
> do this kind of crowd inspired and developed work as open source hardware,
> that could be a differentiator. And if there is a good site focused on
> open source hardware, then I would like to study it and see how the work we
> do at Mach 30 can be integrated into such a site as a way to gather more
> ideas and support (within Mach 30's current project management structure,
> of course).
> On Sat, Jul 5, 2014 at 4:02 PM, Matt Maier <blueback09 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jul 5, 2014 at 11:40 AM, J. Simmons <jrs at mach30.org> wrote:
>>> You know, this idea also reminds me of some of the crowd sourced idea
>>> sites like Quirky (http://www.quirky.com/). Except, I don't think I
>>> know any of them personally that focus on OSHW licensed projects.
>> Yeah, that's because it's not a new idea, unless there's some twist on
>> implementation that I'm missing.
>> how it could be different
>> why not?
>> idea stormz
>>> On Sat, Jul 5, 2014 at 1:38 PM, Harry Hutton <harryhutton92 at gmail.com>
>>>> Hey guys,
>>>> Interesting video from Steven Johnson here
>>>> He talks extensively about liquid networks - basically an environment
>>>> where ideas have sex. To a certain extent, this mailing list is a liquid
>>>> Does anyone know of any good websites where this also occurs?
>>>> Essentially i'm wondering if there is a place to post some half formed
>>>> product ideas - in the hopes that others can suggest ideas for them and we
>>>> can bring the idea forward. Or a place for describing design problems,
>>>> framing them as challenges - and the community works together to research
>>>> options and put forward solutions.
>>>> An example of a design idea which I quickly put together in Photoshop:
>>>> Others would then be able to respond, and perhaps project areas could
>>>> be set up such as hardware sourcing, software writing, industrial design,
>>>> manufacturing etc.
>>>> An example of a design problem (which would be formed as a text post):
>>>> *"When I go jogging I sometimes run through dodgy areas. Would be nice
>>>> to have some sort of way to call for help if needed - but I don't want to
>>>> carry my bulky phone in my pocket"*
>>>> Others could then respond with ideas (which I assume would potentially
>>>> result in a design idea of some sort of wearable incorporating a panic
>>>> button. This could then lead to further development.)
>>>> Hope you are all well,
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