For reasons which are
well explained by the Free Software Foundation
regarding the translations of the GPL and LGPL licences, CERN will not
endorse any translation of the CERN OHL. Checking translations for legal
correctness would be difficult and expensive, and the risk of errors
slipping would be high.
However, CERN acknowledges the educational value of unofficial
translations in explaining the ideas and goals of the CERN OHL.
Therefore, we will link to some unofficial translations from this page
if we think they can be useful for non-English speakers. Bear in mind
that there is no commitment on our side as to the linking from this page
to all translations we receive. In particular, we will need to be
reasonably sure that the translation is accurate enough to be useful. If
you have written a translation and would like it linked from this page,
here's what you should do:
To label your translations as unofficial, we propose to take exactly
the same solution as the FSF. Please add the following text at the
beginning of the translation, both in English and in the language of
the translation. Replace language with the name of that language:
This is an unofficial translation of the CERN Open Hardware Licence
into language. It was not published by CERN, and does not legally
state the distribution terms for documentation and hardware that uses
the CERN OHL — only the original English text of the CERN OHL does
that. However, we hope that this translation will help language
speakers understand the CERN OHL better.
Send a message to
Myriam with the
URL where your translation can be found.