[Discuss] curious statement on github about oshwa certiification

Matt Maier blueback09 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 2 18:45:19 UTC 2016

Everything is "explicitly not compliant" with the OSHWA certification by
default. You have to opt-in.

On Sat, Jul 2, 2016 at 7:48 PM, Nancy Ouyang <nancy.ouyang at gmail.com> wrote:

> "This project is open source in the sense that I legally permit people to
> do whatever they want with the source code, design drawings, etc.; and in
> the sense that I provide that information for them to do what they want. It
> is EXPLICITLY NOT COMPLIANT with the OSHWA Certification. It never will be,
> because the only thing that certification adds to a project is increased
> liability to civil suits. "
> *https://github.com/ab3nd/TinyRobo#oshw
> <https://github.com/ab3nd/TinyRobo#oshw>*
> Is this simply a complaint about copyleft vs public domain, or is there
> more to it? Haven't been following the certification draft (beta?)
> discussion, sorry -- does anyone have a link? skimmed oshwa.org and
> didn't see anything in particular (though saw a discussion about the design
> of the mark i think)
> thanks,
> --nancy
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