[hackerspaces] Medtronic ventilator license concerns

Volatile Compound volatilecompound at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 06:13:27 CEST 2020

Watch this, then decide for yourself.


Some very good points raised there.  Like I said, though, decide for

- skroo.

On 3/31/20 9:11 PM, Tarek Omar wrote:
> Hi,
> This is Tarek from Cairo Hackerspace, Egypt.
> I am assuming that many already know about the medtronic "open"
> ventilator <https://www.medtronic.com/us-en/e/open-files.html>. I have
> some concerns regarding the license that comes with it. It sounds to me
> like they are saying we will help you reverse engineer the "a
> ventilator" but we won't sue you today.
> I don't know legal stuff but this document sounds deceptive me. I am
> hoping that someone here might have a more experienced opinion.
> The license:
> https://www.medtronic.com/content/dam/medtronic-com/global/Corporate/covid19/documents/permissive-license-open-ventilator.pdf
> Thanks,
> Tarek
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