RE*CAMPAIGN - Propagating Freedom of Knowledge for FLOSH
Last week Tuomo Tammenpää, Alison Powell and I met in Bergen/Norway at Piksel11. The primary reason to visit Piksel11 was a scheduled afternoon working session on free/libre open source hardware (FLOSH) and OHANDA together with any Piksel-participants we could lure in.
This turned out to be intensive three days of brainstorming instead. We started with extending our understanding of FLOSH to include all possible and impossible product categories (handcrafted, engineered, recepies and design). This was followed by communication-design-sprint for making the whole thing more understandable for the infamous “larger audience”. Three people, three days of work, and the result was "re*ables" - or just reables. In our opinion this is a strong candidate for a sound replacement for the tongue twisting and very long "free/libre open source hardware". Also "hardware" is referring strongly to electronics only - a least outside English speaking countries. Tuomo spend a lot of time framing the new ideas into design. Please have a look at our first results for the RE*CAMPAIGN.