Video: What counts as Open Source Hardware?

I know we concentrate largely on Linux in this blog, but its remit is a lot wider – open source hardware as well as open source software.’Open Source Engineering’ in the widest sense…

Well here is an interesting video from the excellent David Jones and his EEVblog on the topic of Open Source Hardware, and just what exactly is meant by the term – see EEVblog #195 – Open Source Hardware Explained

He summarises two essential elements of open source hardware…

  1. Give away all the manufacturing and design files, such as original PCB and schematic files, to enable the recreation of your project and the creation of derivatives.
  2. Give complete freedom to people to do what they like with the hardware, including using it commercially and competing with your original design.

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