Open Hardware Summit 2011 – Call for Submissions #openhardware #oshw
The Open Hardware Summit is now accepting submissions for proposed talks, breakout sessions and demos. The deadline is June 24th, 2011. Ayah writes:
The Open Hardware Summit (OHS) invites submissions for the second annual summit, to be held on September 15, 2011 in New York City. The Open Hardware Summit is a venue to present, discuss, and learn about open hardware of all kinds. The summit examines open hardware and its relation to other issues, such as software, design, business, and law. We are seeking submissions for talks, breakout sessions, and demos from individuals and groups working with open hardware and related areas. Submissions are due by June 24, 2011. Notification of accepted proposals will happen by August 1st.
Topics of interest for the summit include, but are not limited to:
Lessons learned from past projects
Legal and intellectual property implications of open-source hardware
Means of supporting collaboration and community interaction
Distributed development and its relationship to physical goods
Digital fabrication (e.g. laser cutters and 3D printers)
Software design tools (CAD / CAM)
Ways to share information about hardware that’s not captured in source files
Manufacturing on demand
Competition and collaboration
Sustainability of open hardware products (e.g. how to unmake things)
“open-washing” (green washing for open source)
Open-hardware in the enterprise
Specific product domains: e.g. science, agriculture, communications, medicine
And any other topic you think relates to openness and hardware. We want to hear all about it!
Lots more details on the OHS blog. This looks to be even bigger and better than last year — and last year was AWESOME!
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