Online presentation: CERN Open Hardware Licence



CH Open und why! Computing invite you:

On Tuesday 1st December 2020 from 09.30 to 10.30am to join the
Online-presentation about Open Hardware Licence at CERN and QnA.

The participation is free. The presentation will take place via BigBlueButton Please sign in here.

About the talk:

CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, updated the CERN Open Hardware Licence ( this year. This new version maintains the original goal of providing a sound legal basis for the sharing of hardware designs, while bringing in numerous improvements.

Javier is one the authors of the licence. He will introduce licensing, open-source and the challenges related to licensing of open-source hardware designs, along with the solutions provided by version 2 of the CERN OHL.

About the speaker:

Javier is an electronics engineer and a physicist leading the Hardware and Timing section in CERN’s Accelerator Controls Group. He is the initiator of the Open Hardware Repository ( and co-author of the CERN Open Hardware Licence. At CERN, he specialises in timing systems, and he leads the White Rabbit project, an extension of IEEE-1588 which allows sub-nanosecond synchronisation in highly-distributed controls and data acquisition systems. He also enjoys outreach activities such as guiding visitors at CERN, teaching groups of students or telling others about Open (Science | Data | Access | Software | Hardware).

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