Hi everyone, at GOSH in Santiago there are several sessions set aside for people to work through some of the bigger ideas associated with open science hardware. As people who came to GOSH 2016 at CERN will remember we began working on the manifesto via a much longer document that compiled our ideas on challenges and the best steps forward on topics ranging from business models to diversity.
Over the last month there has been a revival of the roadmap via a small workshop at CERN in late February (as Urs posted in the forum). About 50 people attended GOSH 2016 while GOSH 2017 will have around 90 attendees. This is a new influx of perspectives and experiences and mixed with the rapidly changing nature of this type of work, will ultimately bring up new considerations as the roadmap is developed.
Prior to GOSH next week (March 22nd), please take some time to go through the roadmap skeleton. Some topics have been written about extensively while others just have notes from an initial brainstorm. For your reference, below is a framework for the roadmap approach and uses. In the roadmap document at the top of the page are guidelines for commenting.
Looking forward to seeing you all and discussing at GOSH next week.
Background on GOSH roadmap
Roadmap purpose: Before GOSH 2016 and increasingly during the meeting it was clear that attendees are attempting to advocate for Open Science Hardware approaches within their institutions and at higher levels. They require and have started gathering material which lays out the impact of Open Science Hardware, emphasizing the aspects that are important to research administrators and policy makers, such as improved knowledge transfer, international exchange, accelerated innovation. The roadmap will include this and also detail the actions those stakeholders can take alongside the community of Open Science Hardware developers and users to move the field forward and overcome barriers to implementation and uptake.
Roadmap goals: One primary goal is to have an impact on major science organizations – both funders and labs – by outlining clearly the many benefits of OSH for conventional science institutions, while detailing the remaining challenges facing its wider uptake and being complementary to the GOSH Manifesto, which is focused on building and articulating the values of the GOSH community. However, the roadmap should also be flexible and inclusive, and accommodate that there are rural, no-power, non-scaled uses of OSH, as well as commercial and industrial uses, as well as uses in art. Encouraging policies that are inclusive of OSH can achieve both of these goals.
Distribution in Hacker/Makerspace communities and broad visibility in relevant online tech media
Promote open science hardware in higher and school education
The rest saves the west: promote it in emerging countries of the majority world
Online roadmap to be updated as a living document
Coverage in scientific news outlets
Engage the traditional press to build up pressure on policy-makers and funders
Printed roadmap for distribution at events
Publications in relevant scientific journals
Presentations at major meetings on science, society, culture and art
Article about history of WWW http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1540-5885.1540322/full