Open Source Hardware User Group
Open Hardware Licensing and Models for Sustainability
Free and open source software is mainstream. Free and open hardware isn't.
Andrew is increasingly involved in open hardware, and considers what, if anything, is different about hardware which makes open projects a challenge, and whether it is possible to construct a licence, like the GPL, which has a copyleft element applicable to hardware.
Andrew Katz is a partner at Moorcrofts LLP, a boutique law firm in England's Thames Valley and advises a wide range of businesses on free and open source related issues. He has lectured and published widely on the subject and is a founder editor of the International Free and Open Source Software Law Review. Before becoming a solicitor, he trained as a barrister, and moonlighted as a programmer during his studies at Bar School, programming in Turbo Pascal. He has released software under the GPL.
Pay It Forward — Alturistic 3D Printing
At the conclusion of the formal part we plan to head across the road to a pub, for open discussion and to plan future events.
- Due to security arrangements it is vital that people arrive on time, or if possible slightly early - any time from 17:45 is fine. If there is nobody on reception please call 020 7960 1771 for access.
- If capacity is reached and you would like to attend please contact us, we'll put you on a waiting list and may arrange a larger venue if there is sufficient demand.
When & Where
OSHUG & Osmosoft
The primary goal is to provide an environment in which those with an interest in open source hardware can meet, share experiences and learn from each other. It is hoped that events will be shaped by the wider user group membership, and whilst meetings are initially being held in London, they could be held anywhere.
Osmosoft is the open source innovation arm of BT. We're a small team of techies that have a passion for open source software, with our main focus being on the TiddlyWiki platform, and its newer sister, TiddlyWeb.