Supporting documents for the meeting.
Open Know-How Working Group Meeting 22.2.25 Slides
Open Know-How Working Group Meeting 25-2-22 Handout
Open Know-How Working group meeting 22-2-25 Miro board
- Chair: Andrew Lamb, Field Ready & Internet of Production Alliance
- Minutes: Ronald Tumuhairwe, Internet of Production Alliance
- Barbara Schack, Internet of Production Alliance
- Max Wardeh, Internet of Production Alliance
List of Attendees
- Andre M Chagas, OSE Germany
- Emilio Velis, Appropedia
- John Schulle Nable
- John Somerscales, Kitspace
- Julian Stirling, University of Bath Open Instruments Group
- Kaspar Emanuel, University of Bath
- Martin Häuer, OSE Germany
- Pierre Alexis Ciavaldini, MakerNet
- Robin Vobruba, OSE - Germany
- Michael Weinberg, Open- Source Hardware Association
- Tobias Wenzel, DocuBricks
- Richard Bowman, University of Bath
- Nathan Parker, MakerNet.work & Helpful Engineering
- Welcome & Introduction
- Context for Open Know
- How and the Internet of Production Alliance
- Updates from OKH WG Members
- Moving Forwards: OKH working groups
- Other Business
- ACTION All: If you are interested in being the new chair of the working group or would like more information about it, please send an email to Barbara and Ronald by 11th March 2022.
- ACTION All: If you are interested in joining one of the three working groups (Adoption, Development & maintenance, Processes, Community Engagement & Documentation) and have not already informed us, please send an email to Barbara and Ronald by 11th March 2022.
- ACTION Max: clarify with Barbal what data can be recovered from our previous platform.
- ACTION: LOSH and Appropedia proposals will be taken up by the Development & Maintenance sub-group.
- ACTION Ronald: send calendar invitation for each of the three working groups
1. Welcome, Apologies & Introductions
Andrew Lamb welcomed everyone, shared apologies and framed the meeting. Each attendee introduced themselves and their affiliations.Andrew Lamb noted that the Open Know - How is now one of the standards being supported by the Internet of Production Alliance.
The meeting brings together the community involved in drafting and supporting the open
standard for ‘Discoverability’ for the ‘Designs & Documentation’ family of Internet of Production Alliance standards, and it is referred to as ‘Open Know-How’.
2. Context for Open Know-How and the Internet of Production Alliance
Andrew Lamb updated the meeting about the Internet of Production Alliance and Open-Know-How using the meeting presentation.
Key points were:
- Securing funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
- The appointment of a team of 5 people at the Internet of Production Alliance to support standards development and adoption.
- Each of the 5 new team members introduced themselves.
- Funding secured from the European Commission’s Next Generation Internet accelerator to support the development of the ‘Portability’ and Interactivity/operability’ standards for Open Know-How.
- Funding secured from NLNet for the development of a search engine based on Open Know-How Discoverability.
- Moving from Barbal’s platform (formerly known as Standards Repo) to the PubPub platform.
A brief discussion was held about improving the open sharing of communications about
Open Know-How. It was noted that not everyone uses Slack and that both Slack and email discussions are closed environments. Andrew Lamb stated that supporting communications would be an important role for the new team, with particular support in his area to be provided by Ronald Tumuhairwe.
ACTION: Consider creation of a group to cover community engagement and documentation later in the meeting.
A question was raised about the switch to the PubPub platform. Andrew Lamb was explained that Barbal/Standards Repo was closing down.
Max Wardeh introduced PubPub and why he selected it, as well as some of its limitations.
ACTION Max: clarify with Barbal what data can be recovered from our previous platform.
3. Updates from OKH WG Members
Open Know-How search: Kaspar Emanuel informed the meeting that he has now signed and finalized agreement for funding with NLNet to work on a search engine.
Helpful Engineering: Nathan Parker provided a written update that was shared, covering Helpful Engineering’s interest in support the process of regulatory certification of open hardware with agencies such as the FDA and shared this summary. Nathan Parker also shared a white paper for an open knowledge framework for supply chain inter operability, which lays out a number of other interlocking standards in addition to OKH, and some of the ways these can be used together.
Library of Open-Source Hardware: Martin Hauer presented and lead a discussion about ‘LOSH’ in more detail with members, described the difference with the Open Hardware Observatory and spoke to the handout prepared for the meeting. A key points was that the team working on OKH-LOSH does not see it as a hard fork and hopes for a convergence of Open Know-How. Discoverability and ‘OKH-LOSH’ into an Open Know-How “version 2”. The additions to the published standard which the Appropedia Foundation have included in their manifests published about hardware projects hosted on the Appropedia platform were briefly discussed in the context of adding these changes to the proposals for “version 2”.
ACTION: LOSH and Appropedia proposals will be taken up by the Development & Maintenance sub-group.
4. Moving Forwards OKH working groups
Andrew Lamb introduced this section of the meeting and recapitulated the previous sub groups on maintenance, fundraising, communications/adoption, index and publishing, then handed over to Barbara Schack to facilitate the discussion. An online platform was used by attendees to express interests in the proposed sub-groups.
Working groups readjustment and commitment:
Meeting time: 2nd Tuesday of the month 2pm UTC, ACTION Ronald: to send calendar invitation. This sub-group will focus on analyzing and supporting adoption of the OKH standard, as well as improving awareness about the standard.
Members: Andre M Chagas, Barbara Schack, Emilio Velis, Andre M Chagas
Development & Maintenance
Meeting time: 2nd
- Thursday of the month 4pm UTC, ACTION Ronald: to send calendar invitation.
- This sub-group will focus on supporting the creation, maintenance of the standards and releasing of newer versions.
- Its name may be adjusted by the sub-group as its terms of reference are confirmed.
- Members: Antonio Anaya, Kaspar Emanuel, Pierre-Alexis Ciavaldini, Max Wardeh, Nathan Parker, Robin Vobruba
Processes, Community Engagement & Documentation
- Meeting time: 3rd, Friday of the month 2pm or 3pm UTC, ACTION Ronald: to send calendar invitation.
- This sub-group will focus on developing processes and recommending communication and documentation tools for the working group and sub-groups.
- This sub-group may be have a shorter duration of activity depending on its terms of reference.
- Members: Antonio Anaya, Kaspar Emanuel, Julian Stirling, Max Wardeh, Ronald Tumuhairwe.
4.1. Chair of the Open Know-How Working Group
The Chair moderates the working group meetings and offers guidance to the OKH group. Andrew Lamb is willing to continue as Chair of this working group, but is also willing for someone else to take over the role and to people who are interested about the role.
ACTION All: If you are interested in being the new chair of the working group or would
like more information about it, please send an email to Barbara and Ronald by 11th
5. Any Other Business
Andrew Lamb thanked everyone for their participation and closed the meeting.