"Open source ecosystems for better engineering" - The Open Toolchain Foundation aims to democratize technology and make it accessible to anyone who wants to develop, manufacture products or share designs.
At the end of July 2022, the Open Toolchain Foundation had its first event. The kick-off was a great success, the hybrid event with handpicked international experts left all participants with a common vision, concrete starting points and of course a lot of drive.
This not only built a first network of multipliers, but also confirmed that there is a great need for improved open source toolchains for engineering. From the community came a wide range of tasks for the new Foundation, from an improved CAD kernel to simplified technical documentation and interoperability to improved user experience and feature implementations in existing software tools.
The Open Toolchain Foundation is initiated by members of Fab City Hamburg, HIWW and Open Source Ecology Germany. The kick-off event as initialization of the Foundation is part of the EU-EFRE funded collaborative project INTERFACER.opentoolchain.org