First, just a quick note: "According to Pete" will run tomorrow - stay tuned! The Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) is this little non-profit group that's trying to figure out how to define and monitor open source hardware. The board is made up of six people and we've run into a problem. The OSI thinks our logo impedes on their logo.
We have a few options:
I'm currently on the OSHWA board. We're trying to work out a solution with OSI but we'd like to get a little more input than just what six people think we should do. After all, everyone on the board believes that being open creates a lot more than being closed. So if you're into OSHW and have a minute, we'd love to get your input in the comments over on the OSHWA site.
The logo is just one of many things OSHWA is working on at the moment. If you get the chance, join us at the Open Hardware Summit in September. There's going to be some fantastic new ideas by awesome speakers and it should be a great time - hope to see you there!