How Hardware is Helping Save Open in DC

This talk will attempt to put Open Hardware into context with the larger policy discussions about openness and the ability of people to control and access items that they own. It will review Open Hardware’s trip to Washington DC and then discuss the unique role that Open Hardware can play in helping people understand the importance of openness, especially for non-technical users.

About Michael Weinberg
Michael Weinberg is the Vice President, Institute for Emerging Innovation at Public Knowledge. He focuses primarily on emerging issues in technology, law, and policy such as data caps, digital copyright, and 3D printing. In April of 2012 he organized OH/DC: Open Source Hardware Comes to DC, a day designed to introduce policymakers and the Open Source Hardware community to each other.