[Discuss] Going open source. Need assistance
bobnet604 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 13:55:58 UTC 2014
I wanted to share my thoughts on this interesting thread.
My primary business model is OSHW for machine builds, I've been working on
some web based tools to open up our backend ERP and PM system to allow
users to manage their build (we build machines for internal use and
sometimes for clients). The interface is aimed at derivatives of
established projects and new collaborative projects, it's not envisioned as
a 'database to rule them all'.
I really like the idea of the 'Thing Tracker Network Specification' (
http://thingtracker.net/#info), mostly because I'm standards obsessed but
also its non-centralised nature.
In a closed development environment the process outcomes are tracked and
anyone coming to a project can understand the why, where and how. In an
open environment you will never truly know the depth of the user base and
how they have modified the design.
There are a finite number of places where iterations and modifications are
logged, if your trying to implement a project finding them is a chore.
I would really like to see the OSHWA flesh out the 'Thing Tracker Network
Specification' or similar initiative; being included is a no-brainer for
developers of an initial release. With a simple tool anyone reworking or
implementing could post their mod, resource or experience.
So I guess I'm trying to join the dots, with that being said could OSHWA
run some sort of crowdfunding initiative (proper documentation, graphics
and such) for the 'Care label manifest', the license of the 'thing' would
need to be included in the spec and I think we all understand how difficult
licence selection is for a large number of people.
On 9 September 2014 13:17, J. Simmons <jrs at mach30.org> wrote:
> My pleasure. And thanks for the feedback on ODE. I will take it back to
> the project leader. Our ultimate hope is to have the site be scalable from
> small one person projects all the way to highly distributed projects with
> many teams working different aspects of the design (it's a tall order, but
> I think it could really fill a need for project hosting).
> On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 8:32 PM, Pablo Kulbaba <pablokulbaba at gmail.com>
>> I'll take your advice on "relevant details of open source hardware
>> (purpose, Bill of Materials, CAD drawings, assembly and operating
>> instructions, source code, etc)"
>> Lot's of work to do.
>> My interest right now is to upload 3d model in Freecad, and sketches, so
>> they can be already accesible to public to be replicated.
>> ODE seems seems quite comprehensive, but big for the time present and
>> this project in particular.
>> Thanks for the quick response.
>> On 06/09/2014 09:41 a.m., J. Simmons wrote:
>> That's great news. I have a couple of Mach 30 projects that I think are
>> good examples of sharing all of the relevant details of open source
>> hardware (purpose, Bill of Materials, CAD drawings, assembly and operating
>> instructions, source code, etc). And I would be happy to offer feedback on
>> documentation if you would like. Check out the project wikis for both
>> projects to see the full list of documents we produce for our projects.
>> * https://opendesignengine.net/projects/shepard-ts
>> * https://opendesignengine.net/projects/groundsphere
>> We host our projects on Open Design Engine, a github or source forge for
>> hardware projects that Mach 30 setup and runs as a community service for
>> oshw developers. It is free to use and we are committed to supporting the
>> site in the long run (it is after all where we publish our own projects).
>> Hope that helps,
>> On Saturday, September 6, 2014, Pablo Kulbaba <pablokulbaba at gmail.com>
>>> Hi. I'm on the process of open sourcing a piece of hardware. I've
>>> decided to take the step and give OS a try with some of my own work.
>>> Already have the 3D model.
>>> What would be the practical steps to properly do this?
>>> Where do i register it?
>>> Any repository to recomend? GitHub?
>>> Stamping the license on the drawings? What about doing it on the 3D?
>>> Thanks in advance.
>>> discuss mailing list
>>> discuss at lists.oshwa.org
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