First-ever Hardware Freedom Day set for Saturday

Technology buffs and those interested in intellectual property are invited to the first Hardware Freedom Day event in Guyana on April 20 at Moray House Trust.

According to a press release, Hardware Freedom Day (http://www.hfday.org) is a global event created to celebrate Open Hardware. Open Hardware is a term used to describe physical objects whose design is created and shared publicly without restriction, allowing people to modify, improve and redistribute their contributions.

“The design includes drawings, blueprints, software code that may be running in the device or used to generate some of its parts or drivers and any other information one could need to create that device itself. Generally, this information is available under an electronic format on individual project websites, driven through the use of the Internet,” the release said.

The event will feature presentations titled: ‘Logic circuits and Hardware Freedom” by Roger Nurse; “Why Open Source Software/Open Hardware,” by Lenandlar Singh and “Introducing Open Design, Open Hardware, Open Software concepts” by Vidyaratha Kissoon. Nurse and Singh are both lecturers at the University of Guyana.

The session will be held from 2pm to 5pm at Moray House Trust located at 239 Camp and Quamina streets.

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