Some quotes we received about the ohwr site and its projects:
My collegaues are already having a long look at
SPEC because it seems to fit
very well into one of our projects. It was a lucky day when I discovered
your website! This story is going to unfold in the future, I am
W.S., USA, 10/7/2013
... the SVEC and
SPEC modules look like a very
well thought through and put together project - congratulations! I wish
I heard about it sooner. If we have any questions I will not hesitate to
ask you right away.
E.D., USA, 11/7/2013
We have collaborated with the (CERN CO group) during the process of
designing the FMC’s and have benefited greatly from their knowledge and
experience with designing such hardware. Because of this we have also
strived to make our designs as compatible and equal to former FMC
designs by the CO group as possible.
M.S., CERN, 13/11/2013
PS: This may be off-topic, but I really love the way SPEC and DIO boards
are designed!! They are robust, clean and visually appealing --
I want to say once more: You really do a fantastic job down there at
CERN and I really think that especially the SPEC project is of great
importance not only in the physics community. Thanks again for all
this to all of you! :-D
R.P. Switzerland, 11/3/2015
Let me express that my feeling is that Open Hardware is really doing an
impact... and it is growing, it allows SMEs to play important roles in
large developments where only large companies were allowed before....
so it is really changing the world (at least our technology development
world), particularly within the scientific field, but is also
penetrating the other industrial areas.
E.R. Spain, 27/7/2015
I'm looking into the hdl (of White Rabbit) and it's really impressive
the work that you have done! A milestone achievement of Open Source
(software and hardware)!
M.R. Italy, 28/7/2015
We have learned the importance of "freedom to operate", so having
the base/core of White Rabbit open, is in fact a great advantage. In
this sense Javier at CERN is a visionary... (he has done a great impact
on many SMEs in this field, playing now in fields where they were not
allowed before ... which is important in this knowledge based era) and I
think there is still a lot to contribute in this field and new
collaboration and sharing scheme (that has also its own
challenges...)... There are also important differences with respect to
E.R. Spain, 27/7/2015
I wanted to start with saying that many of your schematics (SVEC, FMC
cards, etc.) have been very useful for ideas and implementation details
of the card I’m working on. This is one of the virtues of open hardware
and I’m sure many other people are profiting from this, thanks for
P.V.T. Switzerland, 18/12/15
Regarding your card, this is
just an awesome piece of equipment!!! It does what it is supposed to
do, has a perfect and easy understandable API and is simply a
pleasure!!! (Please also tell the other people involved in this
project, you are ALL GREAT, many thanks again!!!) Whenever I once
visit CERN I gonna bring a cake for you and your team!!!
Have a very nice day in Geneva and work on with your important and
very helpful contribution to the scientific community!
R.P. Switzerland, 9/5/16
OHWR has helped me with PCB design. The schematics and PCB drawings
have been a good resource when starting out with my own designs. The
project I'm working on now is the first which involves PCB design since
(a year). So I've specifically used the SPEC and SVEC projects to see
how you have solved peripherals for FPGAs and also decoupling etc.
M.S., South Korea, 17/8/17
Thank you for your kind and very quick response. I had found the project information already (your wiki is very structured and fun to browse) Dr. K.E., Germany, 9/4/19
VERY HELPFUL. I appreciate your time/efforts to answer my emails!!! ... and I'm grateful for these discussions. I will take a look at SPEC/SPEC7 as it evolves and I'll try to sign into the open hardware web site again soon. J.N., USA, 25/4/19
*Remember when our  friends contacted you back in July and we said that we were attempting to port WR node functionality to our system?. And you very kindly offered to let us come to CERN for help if we needed it... Anyway, now we're very happy to say "It's Working!"
We're very impressed with WR :-). It certainly solves some hard problems for us. And maybe takes us to places we could never go before., Scotland, 23/9/19
I have already come across some of the documentation you mention and I must commend you on the great open-source work! The Open Hardware Repository looks to be a brilliant resource for the community. WF, UK, 4/12/19
Thank you for your help. It is very stimulating to work on an open source project. EM, France, 2/10/21