For Approval: Open Source Hardware License

Rick Moen rick at
Fri Jul 6 05:03:03 UTC 2007

Quoting Allison Randal (allison at
> 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.

I can't help noticing that OSI _certifying_ only software licences
wouldn't equate to it somehow hoarding its experience.  Either I'm 
missing something, or perhaps you are.  ;->

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