[Community] Is the gta04 openphoenux is open hardware?

Nadav Vinik nadavvin at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 05:38:27 CET 2012

On 13 November 2012 20:34, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> it is hardware that tries to be as good documented as it can be made - to
> support free and open software.
> Am 13.11.2012 um 18:45 schrieb Nadav Vinik:
> Hello
> I search for the scheme for the gta04 and I found it only in the guide
> which have none free license: cc-by-*NC*-sa.
> The original openmoko have open licence: GFDL.
> if gta04 is really based on the previews openmoko it should also be GFDL
> or at least any open license as it represent as it
> The GTA04 schematics and the manual are completely independently authored
> original work.
> And the NC clause does only mean that you are not allowed to print the
> document and charge money for the copies of the printed document. You *can*
> copy and distribute them (NC). And like with any textbook, you can use the
> contents of the documents and what you learn from them to make your own
> design.
> So the NC clause is not an restriction for freedom, if you assume that.

So why not to copy or separate the schemes to another guide with better


> -- hns
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