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Open source hardware summit keynote – Limor “Ladyada” Fried (video m4v). Ladyada and the Adafruit gang will be at Maker Faire over the weekend, say hi!

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. cyberspice.org.uk says:

    What a great keynote. Unfortunately I live the other side of the pond and the day job requires me to be here not there. Everyone have fun at NY Makerfaire.

  2. blah says:

    Why do open source hardware people seem to make such a big deal about others “stealing” their designs? If you’re not prepared for other people to have full freedom with your design, is it really an open license?

    What if everyone writing open source software said, “my worst fear is that someone runs this on servers around the world and (gasp!) makes money off of my design!”

    I’ve been doing “open source hardware” since prior to 2003. The reason I publish my designs is because I WANT other people to build my stuff, and make it better, and do more awesome stuff, so that I can do more awesome stuff too.

  3. Phillip Torrone says:

    @blah – if you watch the presentation carefully you’ll see and hear that is is people who are *not* doing open source hardware are usually the ones that are worried about “their designs being stolen” – it’s the one of the first things someone says when they are talking themselves or others out of OSHW.