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18-01-2012: Call for Comments on OHL v1.2
added by Erik van der Bij on 2012-01-18 11:44:41.932596
Thanks to all the feedback we have received on the CERN OHL v.1.1, we
have made a few revisions and are now submitting the CERN OHL v.1.2 for
comments and feedback (see text of the licence at
https://www.ohwr.org/documents/144). The main changes were introduced in
article 3 of the licence.
One point in particular is still under discussion and concerns article
3.3(e) – attempting to send modifications to the Licensors whose design
was modified and those who requested it. On the one hand questions of
practicalities arise – does every minor modification/debugging need to
be sent to everyone? – while on the other it may be perceived as a fair
return, for contributors, to be notified of modifications that were
made. Your input and suggestions on this point are most welcome!
Another point which we would like also to consider is the question of
compatibility with other licences.
David Mellis (of the Arduino team)had made the following suggestion:
"what about the possibility of aligning this license with the TAPR one,
so that they could, for example, serve as localized versions of the same
license? The licenses seem very similar in intent and approach (at least
to a legally-naive reader) - it would be great if we didn't have to
worry about choosing between them. At a minimum, maybe there's a way to
allow for compatibility between them (i.e. the ability to combine TAPR
OHL-licensed documentation with CERN OHL-licensed documentation)?
We hope to make the CERN OHL v.1.2 practical to use for anyone, so let
us know if you think there are other points that could be improved as
11-01-2012: CERN's Director General cites OHL
added by Erik van der Bij on 2012-01-16 09:31:39.515260
In his New Year's presentation 2012 to all CERN's personnel, CERN
Director General Rolf Heuer devoted one slide on the CERN Open Hardware
The slide reads:
Implementing new IP schemes
to bridge the gap between CERN and society
CERN Open Hardware Licence
A legal framework to facilitate knowledge exchange
across the electronic design community.
Version 1.1 of the Licence was issued in July 2011.
In the spirit of knowledge and technology dissemination,
the CERN OHL was created to govern the use, copying,
modification and distribution of hardware design documentation,
and the manufacture and distribution of products
08-09-2011: Gizmo For You uses CERN OHL for designs
added by Javier Serrano on 2011-09-08 00:10:20.611093
The fine folks at Gizmo For You have
decided to use CERN OHL to license all their designs. Check out their
site for a list of nice projects and a very interesting business model.
08-07-2011: CERN releases Open Hardware License v1.1
added by Erik van der Bij on 2011-08-17 11:40:06.948184
"Four months after launching the alpha version, CERN has today issued
version 1.1 of the Open Hardware Licence (OHL), a legal framework to
facilitate knowledge exchange across the electronic design community."