[Discuss] How to Value your OSH Development

Antoine, as a contact of a free smallwindturbine project smallwindturbineproj.contactor at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 09:39:37 UTC 2015

Thank you Joshua for this work, and for sharing it across an open manner.
And thank you too, to people who contributed to its building process.

Maybe a day will come where a next step for valuation the F(L)OSH projects,
will include in these sort of equations, the impact for populations, in the
short run, but also in the very long future, like: climate changes (carbon,
water, ...); happiness; smart sharing of incomes; soft and peacefull power;
etc ...

It's a great job to have tried to aggregate this valuation process. Very
useful. Thanks again.



2015-01-05 20:39 GMT+01:00 Joshua Pearce <professor.pearce at gmail.com>:

> Happy New Year Everyone,
> Please find attached a pre-print of the paper on how to calculate the
> economic value of open hardware development. Hopefully it is straight
> forward - easy to understand and use -- just in time for the beginning of
> the year grant submission season -- so you can pull in some more support
> for your existing projects.
> Many of you will find incredibly high valuations if you use the first two
> methods outlined in the paper for your own work  (much higher than the
> example shown - the third method is not applicable yet)- and now those
> values are backed up by something that should be citable this month.
> Throughout 2014 I started to see a lot more open hardware projects
> submitted and requests for review for the major funding agencies, but I
> still have not seen an open call. We know we are winning when the DOE has a
> CFP for an "open-source wind will".
> Thank you again to all of you that either corresponded with me directly or
> provided good comments and insights to the list for this project.
> Thanks
> Joshua
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