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4 days and counting to the Open Hardware Summit!

We've got 4 days to go until the Open Hardware Summit! And it's coming together marvelously. Don't forget to get your ticket!The Open Hardware Summit is a venue to discuss and draw attention to the rapidly growing open source hardware movement. Speakers at the Summit include world renowned leaders from industry, academia and the DIY community. The summit focuses on hardware as a system through a series of discussions and panels on BUSINESS, LAW, MANUFACTURING,...
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Support the Open Hardware Summit!

Sponsor the Summit! Sponsorship for the Open Hardware Summit is open! Special thanks to our sponsors who have already donated. The summit is in its second iteration in partnership with MAKE and Makerfaire at the New York Hall of Science. Last year, 350 people came together to share knowledge about bringing open hardware to market, solving issues around open design, protocols and licensing. Many more people watched online and got involved in the conversation through...
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Open Hardware Summit 2011 - Call for Submissions

* * * Please Redistribute * * * 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,...
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It was a tough battle, with lots of nasty name calling, carboard sword-fighting, and foam bullet barrages (read: 3 minutes of irc broadcasts), but in the end we decided to open up our internal bugtracker to the world. This isn't just some public-facing subproject but the real, SCRUM-wranglin day-to-day relied-on backlog-filling redmine project for all BUG development.And since I dislike system-level enforcement and believe our community to be made of some of the best people...
Is this awesome or the awesomist? Vote Now!
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Open Hardware Definition 1.0

Read the official post on the Open Hardware Summit blog! This is an exciting day in opening hardware!Finally D-day is here! We are pleased to announce the 1.0 of the Open Source Hardware Definition.The definition has undergone a few rounds of feedback, and feedback collection has been done (online, forums, open hardware summit, stakeholder’s websites, email etc) and posted here for review. Gradually, feedback has been converging more and more, and support for the definition growing.We would like to thank everyone...
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Update Open Hardware Definition

The Open Hardware Definition has been updated with a statement of principals: Open source hardware is hardware whose design is made publicly available so that anyone can study, modify, distribute, make and sell the design or hardware based on that design. The hardware's source, the design from which it is made, is available in the preferred format for making modifications to it. Ideally, open source hardware uses readily-available components and materials, standard processes, open infrastructure,...
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Join us for the Open Hardware Summit

ickets for the Open Hardware Summit are on sale! Follow this link to purchase your ticket:http://www.openhardwaresummit.org/attend/Tickets include breakfast, lunch and cocktail hour at the end of the day. Along with your ticket price, you will also receive a one-day pass to Maker Faire! Special thanks to Maker Faire for partnering with the Open Hardware Summit.There is a reduced pass, while it lasts for artists, non-profits and students.Thank you to HTINK, our fiscal sponsor for handling our ticketing...
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Announcing the Open Hardware Summit

Bug Labs is excited to announce the Open Hardware Summit in conjunction with MAKE, and Creative Commons, and a little help from our friends at NYSCI, littleBits and Eyebeam! The Open Hardware Summit will be a venue to present, promote and discuss the undergoing open source hardware movement. The summit will focus on hardware as a system, involving conversations on software, manufacturing, legal, and other factors surrounding open source hardware. It is taking place on...
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Marvell 88W8686, OLPC, libertas_tf... BUG as wifi AP?

I've been spending some spare time trying to get the BUG as a wifi AP.  I'd pretty much given up on libertas_tf because it was specific to the Marvell Libertas 8388 USB 802.11b/g cards (as I understand it), and the 88W8388 used in the OLPC XO-1.  Anyway, it looks like the OLPC XO-1.5 will be using the 88W8686 Marvell wifi chipset, which could have some sweet windfall for BUG users.  Have a look here:http://www.mail-archive.com/devel@lists.laptop.org/msg22226.htmlandhttp://wiki.laptop.org/go/Thinfirm_1.5Looks super...
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Bug Labber's BBQ at Prospect Park

A week or so back we here at Bug Labs gathered to talk business, look ahead to the 4th Quarter and new year, share ideas, and ask questions.  We then headed to Prospect Park to enjoy a (rather cold) mingling session and bbq.  Matt P. brought his dog, there was frisbee, and Brian B. (pictured) really relaxed and finally gave us his natural smile.  I also learned Amie has never been camping (whoa). 
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