Project update 3 of 8
ANAVI Info uHAT has now officially been certified as open source hardware by the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA). OSHWA, a non-profit entity registered in the US, organizes the annual Open Hardware Summit and also maintains the Certified Projects Directory.
As part of its certification program, OSHWA ensures that the definition of "open source hardware" used by a specific project matches the community’s definition of open source hardware. They provide a unique indentification (UID) for each version of the certified hardware based on the country code and a number. For example, the UID for ANAVI Info uHAT is BG000081. The prefix BG is the country code for Bulgaria, because the Info uHAT is made in my hometown of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
As a truly and entirely open source project, we also go one step further. Only free and open source software has been used to design the printed circuit board, the stickers, the source code examples, and the documentation.
Our crowdfunding campaign is still going on and we hope more people will jump in and order ANAVI Info uHAT. We will keep you updated with progress of the project.