OK Fest Slides: Open Hardware Cultural and Legal debates

I have just finished a talk with Juergen Neumann and Dannie Jost here at the Open Knowledge Festival in Helsinki. We are continuing a discussion that we have been having for a few years now concerning the community and cultural responses to the ‘new industrial revolution’ that is emerging from technological changes including rapid prototyping, globally accessible knowledge via the internet, and shifts in expectations about intellectual property.

My presentation commented on the range of cultures and practices that are part of ‘Open Hardware’ movements and practices, and some of the debates about standards and licenses that turn up as a result.

Here are the slides:

OKFest law slides