For Approval: Open Source Hardware License
rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Jul 6 05:03:03 UTC 2007
Quoting Allison Randal (allison at perl.org):
> Rick Moen wrote:
> >My understanding is that OSI's licence approval process
> >(http://www.opensource.org/docs/certification_mark.html) 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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