[Discuss] Free Hardware

Roy Nielsen amrset at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 18:01:38 UTC 2015

This isn't about hardware specifically, but about 3d print designs, however
the premise is interesting:



On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 11:12 AM, Matt Maier <blueback09 at gmail.com> wrote:

> They're giving him airtime because he's Richard Stallman
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Stallman
> He started GNU, the concept of copyleft, and the Free Software Foundation.
> He talks a lot about the distinction between free software and open source
> software, and his argument that free software is a moral imperative. Every
> now and then people ask him to extend his argument to hardware and this
> article is interesting because it looks like his perspective has evolved a
> bit.
> It seems unlikely that he'd reach out to the open source hardware
> community because he doesn't think open source hardware is really relevant
> to what he's doing (free software).
> On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 9:52 AM, Nancy Ouyang <nancy.ouyang at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Why... why is WIRED giving airtime to this rms crank who can't even be
>> bothered to reach out to the entire open source hardware community on this
>> list (prior art, please) or mention the hard work done by OSHWA / Alicia
>> Gibbs / other folks?
>> --Nancy, semi-seriously, I realize rms is a Big Deal, but really? Wired
>> is going to promulgate rms on this "free hardware" term when we've already
>> standardized around open source hardware? I hope at least this wasn't
>> published in the print magazine, or else I'm going to start picking a fight
>> with rms and that's going to be a drastic waste of everyone's time, lol.
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