Andrew Katz to speak at FOSDEM | 2 February 2019
Andrew Katz, Moorcrofts CEO and Head of Technology will be speak at FOSDEM 2019, on Saturday 2 February , in the beautiful city of Brussels, (Belgium) at the Solbosch campus of the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles).
What is Fosdem?
FOSDEM widely recognised as the best conference of its kind in Europe, is a two-day event organised by volunteers to promote the widespread use of free and open source software. Now in its 19th year, this edition features 727 speakers, 755 events, and 62 tracks (series of talks). This will be Andrew’s 7th attendance at FOSDEM, and the 5th at which he has had a speaking slot.
Andrew’s talk entitled: ‘Introducing the CERN Open Hardware Licence version 2’, will introduce some of the key concepts in the CERN-OHLv2, explain its evolution from previous versions, and aim to explain how it can best be applied to a number of different types of hardware.
The CERN OHL is a copyleft open hardware licence which was launched in March 2011. It has undergone point releases 1.1 and 1.2 and since then, but feedback from user communities, particularly those working with microprocessor cores and FPGAs has made us reconsider some of the fundamental assumptions made when the licence was first drafted. We have shamelessly taken ideas from other licences as well as introducing some new approaches, driven by the needs of users.
This session introduces the new draft of version 2.0, which aims to make v2.0 more flexible than any previous version, while increasing clarity of drafting.
For further details about the event, please visit the FOSDEM website.
The video of Andrew’s talk can be viewed here: Introducing the CERN Open Hardware Licence version 2.
For further information or legal assistance with your intellectual property, please contact Andrew Katz.