For Approval: Open Source Hardware License

Allison Randal allison at
Fri Jul 6 03:49:35 UTC 2007

Rick Moen wrote:
> 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.

It would be a shame if the pioneers of the open hardware movement 
weren't given the opportunity to benefit from the years of hard-earned 
experience in the open software community.


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