[Discuss] Favorite OSHW Linux computers?

Drew Fustini pdp7pdp7 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 21:33:11 UTC 2015

Thanks for the clarification.

I've been in correspondence with a company the released the complete
design files for a dev board (yay!) but didn't included any licensing
info.  They thought this would mean it was in the public domain.  Your
explanation has motivated me to follow up and ask they please include
an appropriate license.


On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 3:11 PM, alicia <amgibb at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry for the confusion - You're correct, NC is not open source.
> To clarify: when talking about no licensing on this is specifically on the
> hardware itself. And wether or not we can even license without a patent, so
> applying the definition sets your intensions rather than using a license or
> in addition to using an open license.
> When talking about design files that can be covered by copyright
> (schematics, code, drawings), yes they need to be licensed openly without a
> NC clause. Do NOT put no license on your code or your copyrightable stuff
> because it will default to copyright.
> Cheers,
> Alicia
> On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 1:48 PM, Drew Fustini <pdp7pdp7 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 11:28 AM, Nathan Seidle <nathan at sparkfun.com>
>> wrote:
>>> We should encourage them to include a license on the files for clarity's
>>> sake, not because it's a requirement to claim OSHW
>> That is an interesting point that you raise and I think it makes sense.
>> But I am now confused about design files released under a license with a
>> Non-Commercial clause like CC NC.   I bought a Printrbot Simple last year,
>> and I was dissappointed to discover it's design files have the CC NC clause.
>> My understanding is this meant the product failed to meet the OSHW
>> definition.
>> However, I am now wondering if this is correct.  If design files with no
>> license are considered OSHW, then does it makes sense to regard design files
>> with a NC license as not being OSHW?
>> thanks,
>> drew
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