Open Hardware Community Gathers at Summitglenkim (412499) writes "Last week in New York, members of the open source hardware community gathered at the Open Hardware Summit to listen to talk about current issues and the future of the growing movement. The keynote address was given by Limor "Ladyada" Fried, whose open source Roland 303 clone, x0xb0x, has been discussed previously. Topics she covered include her personal reasons for doing open source hardware, experiences in dealing with haters (hint: they’re gonna hate), how open hardware is a part of freedom of speech, and what it’s like working with Bunnie Hwang. Particularly noteworthy are her thoughts on the altruistic nature of contributing to open source: “When we give to charity, we don’t give just to get our name on the building. We give to become better people.”
More talks are available here, with slightly more information about the talks available at the OHS site. Slashdot previously covered the state of open source hardware in 2008."
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