For the second video in the OSDDI series we have an interview with Javier Serrano, leader of the hardware and timing group at CERN, and a driving force behind many of their open source hardware initiatives. As with the Krste Asanović interview that got OSDDI off to a start in May, this was filmed at ORConf in Geneva, coming up for 2 years ago. However, once again there are plenty of fascinating, worthwhile and still highly relevant insights.

In the interview Javier talks about how he was keen to bring the efficiencies in collaboration seen with open source software development, to hardware design at CERN, and how liberal licensing has not just simplified partner and supplier relationships, but facilitated external collaboration with them. Along the way having given birth to CERN’s Open Hardware Repository and the Open Hardware Licence.

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