Starting the Project Northstar Foundation for Open Source XR Hardware

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45m
Talk (full slot, Wineconf and FOSS XR only) FOSS XR Main Track

Speaker

Bryan Brown (Project North Star Foundation)

Description

While Open Source software is generally straightforward to setup without capital, it's much more difficult to do so for hardware. There are a number of limitations that make large scale open source XR hardware challenging, like Minimum Order Quantities, NDA agreements for chip and component definitions, and the upfront cost of manufacturing, testing and shipping the finished products.

Led by Noah Zerkin & Bryan Chris Brown, the Project NorthStar Foundation was started to help address these issues and provide an organization that is able to design, source, manufacture and distribute open source hardware.

This talk will take attendees through the journey of how we arrived at the foundation and what our future goals with the project are.

GSoC, EVoC or Outreachy No
For which conference do you send the proposal? FOSS XR 2022
Code of Conduct Yes

Primary author

Bryan Brown (Project North Star Foundation)

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