[PLUG-ANNOUNCE] THURSDAY: August PLUG Meeting: An Open Hardware Case Study: The AK-47

Michael Dexter dexter at ambidexter.com
Wed Aug 6 10:45:55 PDT 2014

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Beth 'pidge' Flanagan
What: Open Sourcing the Modern Battle Rifle: Legal and technical
implications in home building the semi-automatic AK-47
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

A look at the technical and legal issues surrounding home construction
of firearms, focusing on semi-automatic AK-47 style rifles.

Home gun building brings interesting legal and technical challenges
needed to keep someone both safe and on the right side of the law. This
requires an individual to be both an amateur metalsmith as well as
knowing the ins and outs of firearms and international patent law. This
talk will discuss the building of the semi-automatic AK47 rifle from a
technical perspective, from demilling parts kits to the construction of
a fully functional semi-automatic weapon.

We will also discuss the origins of the AK design, the history of it’s
variants and its current patent status as a public domain firearm
design, delving into Soviet and Russian Federation patent law as well as
US firearms law.


Beth 'pidge' Flanagan is an embedded linux geek who works at Intel's
Open Source Technology Center on the Yocto Project.

Beth also gave a keynote at OSCON 2014, "Yes, Your Refrigerator Is
Trying To Kill You..."


Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW at 1945 NW Quimby after the meeting.

Calagator Page: http://calagator.org/events/1250466346

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/
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See you there!

Michael Dexter
PLUG Volunteer

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