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Open Software Hardware Definition is finally here

2017-11-29 07:15  
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We used to see lots of Open Software projects and they are really cool, because everyone can get involved in developing, improving and tweaking without paying a penny for right to do so. So finally we have first version of Open Source Hardware (OSHW) 1.1 definition ready. Everyone who is developing hardware project can proudly to include a logo and definition.

OSHW Eagle CAD symbols

Open Source Hardware Statement of principles sounds as follows:

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.

Full OSHW statement can be found here. Keep in mind that that this is a first release version of OSHW definition and there can be some amount of minor changes. Anyway base principle are clear enough to start using it. The exact logo isn’t selected yet, so there are several versions available. If you are looking one to add to your Eagle project you can check out Bens OSHW logos converted to Eagle PCB cad symbols.

Use it, Add logos to your design and be proud of making Open Source Hardware projects!


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