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Re: changes made/thanks (re hardware designs)
> Final question: you wrote:
> >However, copylefting HDL definitions and printed circuit layouts may do
> >some good nonetheless.
> What kind of 'good' is intended here?
> The good would be discouraging (to a certain extent) people from
> adapting the circuit and making the result non-free. You cannot make
> this *impossible*, since they can redraw the circuit *if they care
> enough to do the work*. But if they don't care strongly enough, they
> may decide to use your drawings and obey your license, because it is
> less work.
I believe this is the strongest point we have and that its not as
week as some may think. In particular the designs are still there and
open. As Robert M has said, the idea is if you show business the open
hardware development model works and make it hard (not impossible), ie
more work for them to avoid the model then they will hopefully join. If
not well you still have a small community of students, reserachers or
other idealists who will do some interested stuff.
Our main goal should be forming a community right now, I think the
current licences (even if they are full of holes) have made our goals
fairly clear. So now its time to get support and projects going.
Anyway, I have a thesis to do so maybe I should shut up ;)