For Approval: Open Source Hardware License

Rick Moen rick at
Fri Jul 6 01:12:01 UTC 2007

Quoting Jamey Hicks (jamey.hicks at

> There are no OSI-approved licenses for open source hardware, so I am 
> proposing this license. 

My understanding is that OSI's licence approval process
( is specifically
for _software_ licences.  That scope limitation came up previously when
people proposed documentation licences for certification; I suspect the
same logic applies here.

(I don't speak for OSI, however.)

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