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Open source hardware is hardware whose design is made publicly available so that anyone can study, modify, distribute, make, and sell the design or hardware based on that design. The hardware's source, the design from which it is made, is available in the preferred format for making modifications to it. Ideally, open source hardware uses readily-available components and materials, standard processes, open infrastructure, unrestricted content, and open-source design tools to maximize the ability of individuals to make and use hardware. Open source hardware gives people the freedom to control their technology while sharing knowledge and encouraging commerce through the open exchange of designs.<ref>[http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW The preliminary versions of the open source hardware definition], 2010</ref>
 
Open source hardware is hardware whose design is made publicly available so that anyone can study, modify, distribute, make, and sell the design or hardware based on that design. The hardware's source, the design from which it is made, is available in the preferred format for making modifications to it. Ideally, open source hardware uses readily-available components and materials, standard processes, open infrastructure, unrestricted content, and open-source design tools to maximize the ability of individuals to make and use hardware. Open source hardware gives people the freedom to control their technology while sharing knowledge and encouraging commerce through the open exchange of designs.<ref>[http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW The preliminary versions of the open source hardware definition], 2010</ref>
  
== Open Source Hardware Projects ==
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== Open source music hardware projects ==
 
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== References ==
 
== References ==
 
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== Further reading ==
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* ''The Cathedral & the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary'' by  Eric S. Raymond, O'Reilly Media, 2001, ISBN 0596001088
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
* [https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.en.html Why Open Source misses the point of Free Software] by Richard Stallman
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* [http://www.oshwa.org/ Open Source Hardware Association]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_hardware Open-source hardware], Wikipedia
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* [http://opencircuits.com/Main_Page Open Circuits wiki]
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* [http://www.wired.com/2015/03/need-free-digital-hardware-designs/ Why We Need Free Digital Hardware Designs] by Richard Stallman
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* [http://www.linuxtoday.com/infrastructure/1999062200505NWLF Richard Stallman: On "Free Hardware"], LinuxToday -->
  
 
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Revision as of 07:08, 27 April 2015

Open source refers to something that can be modified because its design is publicly accessible. Originally the term was used in the context of computer software development, today it designates a set of values. Open source projects, products, or initiatives are those that embrace and celebrate open exchange, collaborative participation, transparency, meritocracy, and community development.[1]

Open source hardware

Open source hardware is hardware whose design is made publicly available so that anyone can study, modify, distribute, make, and sell the design or hardware based on that design. The hardware's source, the design from which it is made, is available in the preferred format for making modifications to it. Ideally, open source hardware uses readily-available components and materials, standard processes, open infrastructure, unrestricted content, and open-source design tools to maximize the ability of individuals to make and use hardware. Open source hardware gives people the freedom to control their technology while sharing knowledge and encouraging commerce through the open exchange of designs.[2]

Open source music hardware projects

References

Further reading

  • The Cathedral & the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary by Eric S. Raymond, O'Reilly Media, 2001, ISBN 0596001088

External links

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