[Discuss] OSHWA creates one database to rule them all ...

Matt Maier blueback09 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 22:47:21 UTC 2014

Discovery comes first. If nobody is ever aware of the project it's open
source in name only. You have to have network effects otherwise being open
loses its value.

For example, the fact that there isn't an obvious way to successfully
"market" an OSHW project is exactly the point. Where would you go to let
everyone know it's open? Where would you go if you were looking for open

With a standardized "business card" we could at least get most of the
projects indexed and searchable even if they remain hosted on different

On Sat, Sep 6, 2014 at 3:40 PM, Bryan Bishop <kanzure at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 6, 2014 at 5:39 PM, Matt Maier <blueback09 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> That would go under metadescriptors > required tools (call it whatever
>> you want). It's a list of metadata, not a list of all information
>> sufficient to utilize or replicate the project. The use case is to make
>> discovery easier when everyone has different projects in different places.
>> Note the link to the actual URL of the main project...outside of this small
>> file.
> Yeah but why is this about discovery at all in the first place? If you
> want some marketing channel I'm sure that can be arranged.
> - Bryan
> http://heybryan.org/
> 1 512 203 0507
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.oshwa.org/pipermail/discuss/attachments/20140906/6289695c/attachment-0001.html>

More information about the discuss mailing list