[Discuss] Attribution on physical hardware?
blueback09 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 14:20:34 UTC 2015
I think it makes sense to try to establish a cultural norm of distributing
the license and attribution with the physical object. Not necessarily on
the object, but maybe on the receipt or in the packaging. The primary
reason for making something open source in the first place is to encourage
others to build off of it and a big part of that actually happening is just
knowing that it's an option.
On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 6:37 AM, Emilio Velis <contacto at emiliovelis.com>
> You have to make it specifically clear that the bits-and-atoms product
> cannot be copyrightable (usually), only the design files or any other types
> of expression regarding the hardware.
> In that line of thought, I understand that if you create something like a
> table from a set of code (design specifications, CAD files), that product
> isn't subjected to copyright in the sense that you're not making a copy of
> the files, and thus, if you can make, sell or modify the product without
> the restrictions that copyright will give you, it's only fair that
> attribution shouldn't be a legal requirement for that table. Now, the
> design files, is another story. If you make copies to distribute and/or
> sell, then an attribution note should be in it.
> On 10 September 2015 at 02:57, Antoine C <
> smallwindturbineproj.contactor at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Drew,
>> Hummm ... maybe ... sometime, a label attached to the thing made with
>> atoms and particles, will probably be enough, when a mark graved
>> somewhere on it, indicating the licence and where linked information
>> could be found, would be better, if possible.
>> Is it ?
>> (not so easy to do in the real life, but compulsory ... then just have
>> to do it )
>> Antoine C.
>> Le 09/09/2015 22:16, Drew Fustini a écrit :
>> > oops, adding a Subject:
>> > On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 3:15 PM, Drew Fustini <pdp7pdp7 at gmail.com>
>> >> I was just reading this thread on the arm-netbook mailing list:
>> >> [Arm-netbook] How much to design A20 board?
>> >> and came across this viewpoint:
>> >> "attribution clauses require you to advertise *on the product*."
>> >> I've never considered that before. Anyone have thoughts about if the
>> >> physical piece of hardware based on CC-BY-SA designs needs to have
>> >> attribution inscribed on it?
>> >> thanks,
>> >> drew
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