Olimex is OSHWA member now


I already blogged for my visit in Rome for the OSHW Summit 2014.

While chatting there with Drew Fustini he asked me if Olimex is OSHWA member and I reallized that while being busy with developing OSHW projects Olimex actually forgot to become an formal OSHWA member, so when I returned back I quickly rectified this and applied for Supporting Corporate Membership.

Few weeks later I got this in my post box these nice stickers!


Now I just have to figure out  where to place them proudly!

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Max
    Oct 21, 2014 @ 18:00:07

    Even though it changes nothing, congrats on becoming an official member! 🙂


  2. Drew Fustini
    Oct 21, 2014 @ 23:49:15

    Most excellent! Olimex is a shining example of open development from initial product idea through to shipping. The OLinuXino product line is a excellent example in the advantage of Open Source Hardware. Hope Olimex is able to present a talk at a future Open Hadware Summit!


  3. Kirtam
    Oct 22, 2014 @ 00:44:27

    Where are those lists of members and etc. that they mention on their website? 🙂


  4. zoobab
    Oct 22, 2014 @ 20:49:46

    Open Hardware, with a undocumented big black soc in the middle. Hmmm.


    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Oct 22, 2014 @ 21:11:02

      blah! and bigger community and better linux support than SoCs with thousands of pages of datasheets 😉


      • James
        Oct 28, 2014 @ 03:06:00

        Hum…Is that true?! How do people can study/modify something that is closed (aka the SoC chip)? Is your hardware all ‘that’ open?

      • OLIMEX Ltd
        Oct 28, 2014 @ 08:24:59

        oh you probably have semiconductor Fab at home and you are interested to see how the SoC works internally, so you can make your own chips at home? what else you need? the formula of the electrolyte capacitor so you can study how to make capacitors at home?
        Please cut this BS, I have hear it many times and this is plain stupid. Open Source Hardware (have definition which you may read to learn what is) is hardware with OPEN DESIGN, so the schematic and PCB design are available in SOURCE format, so everyone can understand how your PRODUCT is designed, how it works and to may modify and make his own version (better) if he is capable of, not about what is inside every single component used in the design, which is just standard component: capacitor, transistor, resistor which you can buy

  5. James
    Oct 28, 2014 @ 08:50:46

    so… all your hardware rely on open drivers/firmware different from this http://linux-sunxi.org/Category:Proprietary_Software RIGHT?


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