From Ted’s comment on the photo:
Jon is holding a copy of a small document I produced including a bio and headshot of everyone. It’s almost like a set of MVP baseball cards for open source hardware folks.
These players are leading the game in open source hardware, which essentially aims to bring to the world of OBJECTS what open source software has brought: decentralized community development and innovation of technology. The challenge is to create realistic, easy-to-use licensing for open sourcing hardware, which carries with it new challenges over software, including: the reality of production cost overheads, patenting vs. copyright issues, defining what the ‘product’ is, and allowing commercial sales
I’m really focused in on the hardware and software patent problem right now, and of course working hard to promote COPYLEFT hardware over the vacuous term OPEN in combination with HARDWARE, or even worse, OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE.