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Free-Libre Open source hardware, or the quest of democratizing technology
Session Lead Name: Julieta Arancio - Thomas Mboa
Session Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Co-Organizers (if applicable): Thomas Mboa
Session Description: In this unconference session we want to share the experience of the Global Open Science Hardware (GOSH) movement, a recent but ambitious and horizontal initiative that aims for all science hardware equipment to be open by 2025. Within that frame, we’re interested in discussing ideas regarding challenges, opportunities and what we mean by democratizing technology.
GOSH website-manifesto-more: http://openhardware.science/
GOSH forum: http://forum.openhardware.science
What is GOSH
The 2025 roadmap
What to do next?
- GOSH presentation, the movement as something we’re building and discussing
- Main uses and examples of open hardware
- ¿How free can it be, when processors are being more and more propietary?
- Doubts about free and commercializing opportunities
- How collaboration is different from software, the need of meeting when building objects, the locally-driven process
- Doubts about regulations of quality and safety in objects, challenge of building secure technology but also detecting that some regulation has clear commercial interests behind, situating standards
- The the black box concept and the idea of open hw as opening that black box
- How much time does it take to learn? ‘I’d buy open but not build it’
- Advantages of building open hw: ‘If it breaks down you can fix it without much cost’
- Are all open hw scientific instruments accurate? How we make them more precise?
// Next Steps and Milestones
Asked attendees to join the GOSH forum and start participating -