Open hardware: How and why it works
Applying open source concepts to physical objects
From the developerWorks archives
Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: November 02, 2010
Open source has been a successful driver in software innovation, but how does it -- or how can it -- apply to hardware? A number of hardware projects are testing open source concepts, from microprocessors to microcontrollers to complete single-board computers. This article discusses licensing, availability, community, and other challenges and successes in making hardware open.
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