The OHANDA Trademark/Licence for the XiVO IPBX [1] : Meeting in Helsinki

Posted on Tue 30 March 2010 in Hardware by xcarcelle

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I just got back from the Pixelache Festival in Helsinki (1) where we had a OHANDA (2) meeting with the founding members of the OHANDA initiative (Juergen Neumann from Freifunk in Berlin and Tuomo Tammenpää from Yatta in Helskinki) in order to discuss the next steps for the usage of the OHANDA licence/trademark with OpenHardware projects.

The OHANDA licence/trademark is definitely the most advanced initiative so far after the work we had done on the OpenHardwareInitiative and presented at the OpenTechSummit 2008 (3) in Taiwan with different hardware projects (OpenMoko, OpenPattern, ...) looking for an umbrella for their licence adapting the GPL licences used for FOSS projects.

A first presentation of the OHANDA licence/trademark had been done at GOSH and PIKSEL (4) with the organization of the trademark and the relations between hardware designer and users/clients as described below :


This is a great opportunity for the XiVO IPBX OpenHardware project to apply this up-coming licence/trademark to the future product (product registered with a unique OHANDA #ID) and garantee a common umbrellas for multiple OpenHardware projects.

We will documente the next steps in the OHANDA licence/trademark setting-up for the XiVO IPBX OpenHardware project in order to make available the different files of the project and the registration #ID to follow the updates from the OHANDA trademark.

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