Starting from september, SimpleMachines Italy will adopt CERN Open Hardware License (OHL) v.1.1 for all its design, old, current and new.
From CERN Press:
In the spirit of knowledge and technology dissemination, the CERN OHL was created to govern the use, copying, modification and distribution of hardware design documentation, and the manufacture and distribution of products. This legal framework will facilitate knowledge exchange across the electronic design community.
A workshop on Open hardware is scheduled to be held in Grenoble on the 9th October 2011, during the 13th International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems.
You can review the new License here .