[oshug] "The audio genius who vanished"

Graham Whaley graham.whaley at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 14:25:45 UTC 2016


On 15 January 2016 at 14:11, Andy Bennett <andyjpb at ashurst.eu.org> wrote:
> Hi,
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>> “He made it so you could see it, but not touch it,” says Seaber. That
>> is, while Seaber and others had the files they needed to have
>> printed-circuit boards made, no one but NwAvGuy had the original
>> layout file, which would allow easy changes."
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>> Given it seems there is reasonable motivation — HiFi companies are
>> selling his designs — it would relatively trivial to re-enter those
>> designs in your EDA tool of choice, before modifying and issuing the
>> files output under whatever licence you please (or not doing).
>
> Agreed regarding "ND" but not so sure about the ethical issues around
> your suggestion. For me, it was this bit made me wonder if it was really
> "open source" as they didn't have the actual "source": only the
> manufacturing "object files" (gerbers?).
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> What do the Open Hardware peeps and licenses say about the requirements
> around the artifacts that have to be provided in order to be "open"?

timing... I was reading this a couple of days ago (which I'm not sure
I 100% agree with btw):
https://olimex.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/open-source-hardware-oshw-why-it-matters-and-what-is-pseudo-oshw/

and that had an interesting link off to a Stallman article recently published.
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-hardware-designs.html

 Graham
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> Regards,
> @ndy
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