For Approval: Open Source Hardware License

Allison Randal allison at
Sat Jul 7 05:02:36 UTC 2007

Rick Moen wrote:
> Getting back to my earlier point:  I greatly doubt that OSI would refuse
> to examine a licence for no better reason than its title (or text) 
> making reference to hardware.  However, expecting that the licence
> be one _actually used_ for software seems entirely reasonable, and
> a good heuristic for filtering out time-wasting exercises in theory.

So, people should first release a whole bunch of software/hardware under 
the new license, and then go ask the people with experience if their 
license is sane and likely to be accepted?


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