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Open Hardware

Open Source Hardware (OSHW) is just one more component of the ever growing 'open source' movement. The following are links to selected OSHW organizations, activities, and solutions:
Open source hardware gives people the 'freedom' to control their technology while sharing knowledge and encouraging commerce through the open exchange of designs.

* Remember to check out the List of Open Source Hardware Projects on Wikipedia.

Open Source Hardware (OSHW) is a term for tangible artifacts -- machines, devices, or other physical things -- whose design has been released to the public in such a way that anyone can make, modify, distribute, and use those things.  See http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW

Open source hardware design (e.g. mechanical drawings, schematics, bill of materials) are all released in accordance with generally accepted open source practices. 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.  - See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_hardware

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