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Charles.Desassure
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Hats off to the organizers...
Charles.Desassure   9/11/2013 1:44:30 AM
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This sounds like a neat event.  For some reason, these types of events always attract a lot of students from MIT.  I wish this type of involvement in the field of Open Source Hardware (OSHW) would happen at other colleges and universities.  Hats off to the organizers.

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Re: How many attended?
Caleb Kraft   9/10/2013 9:06:57 AM
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I have no idea if any of those companies are doing open hardware. I have a hard time believing that they would, since they've built their empires on a completely different paradigm. However, both HP and IBM have embraced some open source software projects, so who knows!

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Re: How many attended?
rick merritt   9/10/2013 1:35:09 AM
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Interesting. Any examples of participation by top tier hardware companies...an HP, IBM, Intel or Cisco for instance? What ndo they thinbk of all this?

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Caleb Kraft   9/9/2013 5:42:56 PM
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There was a lawyer who spoke about just completely not bothering to get patents, but that isn't what you're looking for. 

there was a panel discussion about attribution that I missed though.

I think that open source tries not to infringe on patents just like any other system. The only difference is how they publish their own product. 

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rick merritt   9/9/2013 5:38:30 PM
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Were there any sessions on silicon intellectual property issues given all the focus on patent infringement suits in semis?

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Caleb Kraft   9/9/2013 4:42:14 PM
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it was somewhere close to 1000. I don't suspect that it was promoted on campus that much. They knew they were going to sell out tickets and they did pretty quickly. I think next year they'll have to have a much larger space and possibly go to two days. 

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How many attended?
kfield   9/9/2013 4:37:58 PM
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Hi Caleb: Sounds like a fantastic event. How many people attended, and did it attract many students, given its proximity to MIT?

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