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Open Source Hardware™, anyone?

Open Source Hardware™, anyone?

Posted Oct 22, 2010 18:02 UTC (Fri) by zack (subscriber, #7062)
In reply to: How not to recognize free hardware by eru
Parent article: How not to recognize free hardware

>I wonder if it even worse than that: If not FSF, what other organization might credibly create a certification mark like this, but without the unacceptable bits?

If they really are becoming active again, and if they're smart enough to see the chance, I'd bet a few bucks on OSI (as in Open Source Initiative). If OSI would do that, and actually succeed in becoming fairly popular, that would be very much ironical: "open source" will become a common term for hardware pretty much as (unfortunately) it has become for software.

No matter how much I respect FSF and no matter how much I'm on the "Free Software" side of the free-software-vs-open-source religious war, in this case the irony will be well deserved.

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