r5313 - developers/werner/openness

werner at docs.openmoko.org werner at docs.openmoko.org
Wed Jul 22 22:10:33 CEST 2009

Author: werner
Date: 2009-07-22 22:10:33 +0200 (Wed, 22 Jul 2009)
New Revision: 5313

Added a description of the purpose of the document.

Modified: developers/werner/openness/Makefile
--- developers/werner/openness/Makefile	2009-07-22 19:41:08 UTC (rev 5312)
+++ developers/werner/openness/Makefile	2009-07-22 20:10:33 UTC (rev 5313)
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-.PHONY:	all dvi xdvi pdf xpdf print print4
+.PHONY:	all dvi xdvi pdf xpdf print print4 upload
 all:	xpdf
@@ -19,3 +19,6 @@
 print4:	dvi
 	dvips -f oshwdr | mpage -4 | lpr
+upload:	pdf
+	scp oshwdr.pdf werner at sita.openmoko.org:public_html/

Modified: developers/werner/openness/oshwdr.tex
--- developers/werner/openness/oshwdr.tex	2009-07-22 19:41:08 UTC (rev 5312)
+++ developers/werner/openness/oshwdr.tex	2009-07-22 20:10:33 UTC (rev 5313)
@@ -29,6 +29,31 @@
+This is a draft. The term ``Open Source Hardware'' and the title
+``Disclosure Requisites'' are both open for discussion, along with
+the rest of the document. This box will be removed in the final
+This short document aims to familiarize component vendors with the concepts
+of Open Source Hardware and to explain the specific needs of OSH. The
+  \item accurately present our needs
+  \item be understandable (to a corporate readership)
+  \item convince them to provide documentation in a way we can use
+Open Source Software and firmware requirements have been deliberately
+excluded to keep this short and because they should/might be covered
+in a separate document.
 Open Source Software has proven that an open design process and liberal
 licensing contribute towards enhancing the quality, utility, and overall
 success of software products, and encourage convergence and cooperation

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