The Open Source Hardware folks are making progress toward a unified movement. Today, they announced the first public draft of the "Open Source Hardware Definition" (mirroring OSI's Open Source Definition
, which sets limits on what is and isn't open), and announced the first Open Hardware Summit
in NYC for Sept 23.
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. This definition is intended to help provide guidelines for the development and evaluation of licenses for Open Source Hardware.
Open Source Hardware Definition
It is important to note that hardware is different from software in that physical resources must always be committed for the creation of physical goods. Accordingly, persons or companies producing items ("products") under an OSHW license have an obligation not to imply that such products are manufactured, sold, warrantied, or otherwise sanctioned by the original designer and also not to make use of any trademarks owned by the original designer.
The distribution terms of Open Source Hardware must comply with the following criteria:
Open Hardware Summit
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