Some of us* are planning to use the turing way book dash hub organised in Delft 24-26 of Mai 2023 to get to write some more comprehensive handbook for open hardware, leveraging both the turing way book and the material available.
Also, there are a bunch of new roadmap actions related to “booklets” for OScH development. The roadmap working group will post soon about this (@briannaljohns@nat), but if you want to take a look now they are up over here.
It may be a good idea to contact folks that subscribed to the “booklet actions” directly.
This looks like a good initiative. I think testing and characterization needs to be a big chapter in this book. It’s necessary for hardware that are built especially for open science to be testable. Often times the assembly and reproduction process can have issues that makes it impossible to test, hence testing is important.
Hi @Juliencolomb and thanks for posting this, I, too, saw the Turing Way book dash and was thinking of ideas. An open source hardware handbook sounds great!
@Moe and I co-wrote a book chapter on legal considerations and open source licenses for hardware. Would it be useful to adapt some of that into a part of this handbook you have in mind? Or do you already have what you need for it?
P.S. I see you have a section “2.3 Harware licenses”, though I don’t think it is only applicable to hardware as research outputs. Instead, open source licenses should be used for all open source hardware, research or not!
@hpy that sounds great, is the book chapter already published? what book will it be? The Turing Way tries to link to existing resources instead of rewriting elements, so it would be great to reuse, indeed.
@rkrishnasanka good points, as above. PS : if this comes to be too long for The Turing Way, one can make a short summary there and link to a more detailed resource. We may also build content that would not end up in The Turing Way book, if we need or want to.
It is the book by the Open!Next project of which @Moe and I were a part. The content is done and hopefully it will be published this year, but as you might know publishing a book takes a long time. It will be published with an open source license though, so the material can definitely be adapted and remixed.
Hi @Juliencolomb: I (sadly!!) can’t make it to Delft, and won’t have time to fully participate in the book dash.
However, if it will be useful I am happy to adapt the licensing chapter I wrote to fit what you need. I’m also happy to ask my co-author @Moe about this. Will this one task be helpful? It might just be putting the text of the chapter up somewhere and adding a link to it in what you are creating. Let me know what you think.
Yes, but the process has been rather overwhelming, and I became a bit disoriented.
I say this because there are “Pre-Book Dash onboarding sessions” on the 9th (to which I cannot attend), and in that case I had to email someone to attend to a “Collaboration Cafe” on the 3rd (today, which I had to miss). There are also about 3 to 5 etherpads, adding to my confusion.