ICALEPCS 2013 pre-conference Open Hardware Workshop¶
After the success of the 2011 workshop, this one will take place in San Francisco or Berkeley (precise venue to be defined) on Sunday 6 October 2013. Please subscribe to the mailing list if you want to participate in the discussions about the organization of the workshop or just be kept up to date.
For the time being, this is just a placeholder for ideas for the workshop.
Session 1: Intro and Legal Aspects¶
- A general intro talk. OH concepts, the current state of affairs, etc.
- Knowledge Transfer at CERN, with a focus on Open Hardware. Giovanni Anelli, head of CERN KT.
- OH licensing, John Ackermann.
Session 2: Experience in institutes¶
- CERN's experience.
- LNLS's experience.
- Soleil's experience.
Session 3: Tools¶
- A talk about Kicad status and future prospects.
- A talk about Icarus Verilog status and future prospects (Steve)
- A tools talk from LBNL.
- CERN might be ready with a talk about a tool to create HDL filters automatically (libre-fda-tool).
- Migen (maybe combined with the libre-fda-tool talk).
- VPCIE, an open source PCIe device virtualization framework developed at the ESRF.
- Some kind of more structured "round table" where we could explicitly see the open and key points of OH and discuss them. Maybe we could define a set of fundamental questions and propose them to the audience.
- Set a permanent and unified space to discuss any kind of Controls HW for Physics/Large Experiments subjects. Conferences are great to put people together, expose latest advances and promote discussions, but these roles could be complemented by a virtual counterpart where the discussions can be tracked by anyone anywhere at any time in the future. The workshop videos could be put online and open for comments so as to give a broader reach to the talks.
- I think we might want to carve out a little time at the end of the Tools session for unstructured interaction between the tool authors (those that are present) and users, current and potential.
- We could reserve some time to discuss funding models for FOSS tools for HW development.