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[[File:Oshw-logo.png|thumb|[[#Logo repository|The Open Source Hardware Logo]]]]
 
 
This page hosts the current proposed Open Source Hardware (OSHW) Statement of Principles and Definition v1.0.  The statement of principles is a high-level overview of the ideals of open-source hardware.  The definition is an attempt to apply those ideals to a standard by which to evaluate licenses for hardware designs.
 
This page hosts the current proposed Open Source Hardware (OSHW) Statement of Principles and Definition v1.0.  The statement of principles is a high-level overview of the ideals of open-source hardware.  The definition is an attempt to apply those ideals to a standard by which to evaluate licenses for hardware designs.
  
To endorse the Open Source Hardware Definition 1.0, please add your name (and affiliation) [[#Endorsements|below]].
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To endorse the Open Source Hardware Definition 1.0, please add your name (and affiliation)  
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[http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW#Endorsements below]
  
[[OSHW older drafts|Older drafts of the definition are also available]].
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[http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW_older_drafts Older drafts of the definition are also available].  
  
 
Compiled community feedback from previous versions of the Definition can be found [http://www.openhardwaresummit.org/compiled-feedback/ here]
 
Compiled community feedback from previous versions of the Definition can be found [http://www.openhardwaresummit.org/compiled-feedback/ here]
  
If you would like to propose changes to the statement of principles or definition, please do so on the [[OSHW draft|work-in-progress draft]]. And, please edit while signed in, not anonymously.
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If you would like to propose changes to the statement of principles or definition, please do so on the [http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW_draft work-in-progress draft]. And, please edit while signed in, not anonymously.
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''Please join the conversation about the definition [http://openhardwaresummit.org/forum here]''
 
''Please join the conversation about the definition [http://openhardwaresummit.org/forum here]''
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'''4. Derived Works'''
 
'''4. Derived Works'''
  
The license shall allow modifications and derived works, and shall allow them to be distributed under the same terms as the license of the original work.  The license shall allow for the manufacture, sale, distribution, and use of products created from the design files, the design files themselves, and derivatives thereof.
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The license shall allow modifications and derived works, and shall allow them to be distributed under the same terms as the license of the original work.  The license shall allow for the manufacture, sale, distribution, and use of products created from the design files, the design files themselves, and derivatives therof.
 
   
 
   
 
'''5. Free redistribution'''
 
'''5. Free redistribution'''
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== Licenses and Hardware ==
 
== Licenses and Hardware ==
  
In promoting Open Hardware, it is important to make it clear to designers the extent to which their licenses actually can control their designs. Under U.S. law, and law in many other places, copyright does not apply to electronic designs. [[Patent]]s do. The result is that an Open Hardware license can in general be used to restrict the ''plans'' but ''not'' the manufactured devices or even restatements of the same design that are not textual copies of the original. The applicable section of copyright law is 17.102(b), which says:
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In promoting Open Hardware, it is important to make is clear to designers the extent to which their licenses actually can control their designs. Under U.S. law, and law in many other places, copyright does not apply to electronic designs. Patents do. The result is that an Open Hardware license can in general be used to restrict the ''plans'' but probably ''not'' the manufactured devices or even restatements of the same design that are not textual copies of the original. The applicable section of copyright law is 17.102(b), which says:
  
 
:''In no case does copyright protection for an original work of authorship extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle, or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is described, explained, illustrated, or embodied in such work.''
 
:''In no case does copyright protection for an original work of authorship extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle, or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is described, explained, illustrated, or embodied in such work.''
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The below translations have been offered by members of the community and should be checked for accuracy and possible language problems.  
 
The below translations have been offered by members of the community and should be checked for accuracy and possible language problems.  
  
{{:OSHW/translations}}
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* [http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW/translations/portuguese Portuguese]
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* [http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW/translations/spanish Spanish]
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* [http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW/translations/japanese Japanese]
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* [http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW/translations/french French]
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== Endorsements ==
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OSHW Draft Definition 1.0 has been endorsed by the following persons and/or organization as of {{REVISIONYEAR}}/{{REVISIONMONTH}}/{{REVISIONDAY}}.
  
== Logo repository ==
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Please feel free to add (''your own'' names) to this section. Listing your affiliation is optional for personal endorsements, and endorsements are presumed to be personal unless the organization name is listed separately.
  
The open source hardware logo lives at [http://www.oshwa.org/open-source-hardware-logo/ oshwa.org].
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''Please join the conversation about the definition [http://openhardwaresummit.org/forum here]''
  
{{:OSHW/endorsements}}
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* Abhimanyu Singh Udawat, [http://www.explorelabs.com/ Explore Labs]
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* Adam Mayer, [http://www.makerbot.com/ Makerbot Industries]
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* Andrew Meyer
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* Adam Wolf, [http://www.wayneandlayne.com Wayne and Layne]
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* Addie Wagenknecht and Stefan Hechenberger [http://labs.nortd.com/ Nortd Labs]  [http://www.eyebeam.org Eyebeam]  [http://lasersaur.com/ Lasersaur]
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* Akiba, [http://www.freaklabs.org/ FreakLabs]
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* Alexander Ruiz [http://www.ingeniosolido.com Ingenio Sólido S.A.S]
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* Alexis Sánchez [http://www.pinguino.org.ve PingüinoVE]
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* Alicia Gibb [http://www.buglabs.net Bug Labs]
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* Alok Prasad
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* Amanda Wozniak, [http://www.ninjas.org/ Ninja Networks]
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* Amon Millner [http://scratch.mit.edu/ Scratch & MIT], [http://www.olin.edu/ Olin College], and [http://modk.it/ Modkit]
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* André Menks [http://multilogica-shop.com/ Multilógica-shop]
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* Andrew Back [http://oshug.org Open Source Hardware User Group]
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* Andrew Plumb, [http://clothbot.com/wiki/Main_Page ClothBot Designs]
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* Andrew Sliwinski [http://www.omnicorpdetroit.com/ OmniCorpDetroit]
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* Andrew Stone, [http://www.toastedcircuits.com Toasted Circuits]
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* Andy Gelme, [http://hackmelbourne.org Connected Community HackerSpace], Melbourne, Australia and [http://geekscape.org Geekscape Pty. Ltd.]
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* Anil Kumar Pugalia ([http://profession.sarika-pugs.com Pugs' Passion])
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* Asim Baig, [http://www.tinkeract.com/ Tinkeract]
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* Ayah Bdeir, [http://www.littleBits.cc littleBits.cc]/[http://www.eyebeam.org Eyebeam]/[http://www.creativecommons.org Creative Commons]
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* Bastian Bittorf [http://bittorf-wireless.de/ bittorf wireless ))]
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* Benjamin Gaulon, [http://www.recyclism.com/ Recyclism]
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* Ben Leduc-Mills [http://l3d.cs.colorado.edu/~ctg/Craft_Tech.html Craft Technology Lab]
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* Ben Lipkowitz, [http://gnusha.org/skdb/ SKDB] [http://reprap.org/ reprap]
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* Bernard Pratz, [http://hackable-devices.org hackable:Devices]
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* Bernt Weber, [http://www.splashelec.com/ Splashelec]
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* Bhagyashri Sharangpani, [http://www.bhasha.co.cc/ Bhasha Technologies]
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* Bill Shaw [http://inanimatereason.com/ Inanimate Reason]
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* Boseji [http://m8051.blogspot.com Electronics For Bharat]|[http://adharlabs.in A.D.H.A.R Labs]
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* Brandon Stafford, [http://rascalmicro.com Rascal Micro]
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* Brett Hagman, [http://roguerobotics.com/ Rogue Robotics], [http://wiring.org.co/ Wiring]
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* Bryan Bishop, [http://gnusha.org/skdb/ SKDB] [http://humanityplus.org/ Humanity+]
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* Cécile Montagne, [http://open-devices.com open-devices]
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* Carmen Trudell [http://www.fluxxlab.com Fluxxlab]
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* Carson Reynolds [http://www.k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/members/carson/carson-e.html University of Tokyo]
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* Catarina Mota, [http://openmaterials.org openMaterials]
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* Cathal Garvey, [http://www.indiebiotech.com Indie Biotech]
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* Charles Collis, [http://www.adciv.org AdCiv.org]
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* Charles Edward Pax, [http://www.makerbot.com/ Makerbot Industries]
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* Charles Yarnold
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* Chris Anderson, [http://www.diydrones.com/ 3D Robotics/DIY Drones]
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* Chris Jefferies, Tinaja Labs
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* Christopher Lee, [http://www.australianrobotics.com.au/ Australian Robotics]
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* Chris Walker, [http://www.netduino.com Netduino] [http://www.secretlabs.com Secret Labs]
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* Christian Siefkes, [http://www.keimform.de/ keimform.de]
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* Constantin Craciun [http://harkopen.com/ Harkopen.com - open source hardware community]
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* Dan Clark [http://gzero.org GroundZero Labs]
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* Daniel Garcia [http://www.protostack.com Protostack]
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* Daniel Yucra [http://www.somoslibres.org SomosLibres.org Perú]
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* Dave Borghuis [http://tkkrlab.nl TkkrLab hackerspace]
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* Dave Hrynkiw [http://www.solarbotics.com/ Solarbotics Ltd.], [http://www.hvwtech.com/ HVW Technologies]
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* David A. Mellis, [http://arduino.cc Arduino]
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* David Ankers & James Cotton, [http://www.OpenPilot.org The OpenPilot Foundation]
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* David Carrier, [http://www.parallax.com Parallax Inc.]
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* David Cuartielles, [http://arduino.cc Arduino] [http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,52581.0.html OSHW_Spanish]
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* David Gascón, [http://www.libelium.com Libelium], [http://www.cooking-hacks.com Cooking-Hacks]
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* David Lang, [http://www.OpenROV.com OpenROV]
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* David Reyes Samblás Martínez [http://www.tuxbrain.com/ Tuxbrain]
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* Demetris Rouslan Zavorotnitsienko [http://www.gizmoforyou.com/ GizmoForYou]
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* David Siren Eisner, [http://www.inmojo.com InMojo]
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* Diego Spinola [http://www.hackeneering.com/ Hackeneering]
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* Dilshan R Jayakody [http://www.nanoleaf.net/ nanoLEAF]
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* Dumitru Stama [http://dics.voicecontrol.ro/ dicsEE]
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* Dustyn Roberts, [http://www.dustynrobots.com/ dustynrobots]
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* Ed Minchau, [http://www.magicalrobotics.com/ Magical Robotics]
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* Eric Boyd [http://www.sensebridge.net/ sensebridge]
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* Eric Michaud [http://www.i11industries.com i11 Industries]
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* Eric Thompson [http://lowvoltagelabs.com/ Low Voltage Labs]
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* Federico Lucifredi [http://www.novell.com/linux/ SUSE Linux]
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* Freddy Deniau
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* Frédéric Jourdan, [http://shop.snootlab.com Snootlab]
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* Frank Piller, [http://tim.rwth-aachen.de/ rwth-aachen university]
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* Geoffrey L. Barrows, [http://www.centeye.com Centeye, Inc.] and [http://www.embeddedeye.com Embedded Eye]
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* George Hadley, [http://nbitwonder.com NBitWonder]
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* Gilles Reyna
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* Giovanni Lostumbo, [http://openwetware.org/wiki/User:Giovanni_Lostumbo GNUBioPhotoVoltaic]
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* Graham Bicknell
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* Greg Grossmeier, [http://grossmeier.net Open Evangelist]
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* Greg Krsak
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* Hélio Pereira
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* Helio Ribeiro da Silva Filho
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* Hans Scharler [http://iobridge.com ioBridge] [http://thingspeak.com ThingSpeak]
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* Hong Phuc Dang [http://fossasia.org/ FOSSASIA]
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* Ivan Jorge Boesing, [http://www.brfirst.org FIRST Brazil]
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* J. Simmons [http://mach30.org/ Mach 30: Foundation for Space Development]
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* Jakub Kákona, [http://www.mlab.cz MLAB] [http://www.ust.cz UST]
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* James Grahame, [http://reflexaudio.com Reflex Audio] [http://meeblip.com MeeBlip]
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* James Ronald [http://www.MiRobotClub.org/ Michigan Robot Club]
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* Jason Veneman, [http://intelligenate.com Intelligenate]
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* Jasmin Skenderi [http://www.alpha-board.de/ alpha-board Elektronik-Design und Fertigungsservice Berlin]
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* Jatinderjit Singh, [http://www.embisys.com Embisys]
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* Jean Demartini, [http://www.demtech.net DEMTECH - Sophia-Antipolis - France]
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* Jean-Marc Giacalone, [http://www.emakershop.com eMAKERshop]
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* Jeff Karney [http://jkdevices.com JK Devices]
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* Jeff Keyzer [http://mightyohm.com MightyOhm Engineering]
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* Jeff Moe, [http://www.alephobjects.com/ Aleph Objects, Inc.]
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* Jeff Saltzman, [http://jmsarduino.blogspot.com/ Jeff's Arduino Blog]
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* Jim Barkley, [http://www.mitre.org/ The MITRE Corporation]
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* Jimmie P. Rodgers [http://jimmieprodgers.com/ JimmiePRodgers.com]
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* Joan Espinoza [http://www.pinguino.org.ve PingüinoVE]
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* Joel Murphy [http://www.rachelselectronics.com/ Rachel's Electronics] [http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/mfa-design-technology/ Parsons D+T]
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* John Tarbox [http://www.bitsconnect.com/ BitsConnect.com]
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* John  Wilbanks, [http://www.creativecommons.org Creative Commons]
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* John Lejeune, [http://hackable-devices.org h:D]
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* John M. De Cristofaro
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* Johnny Russell [http://ultimachine.com/ UltiMachine]
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* Jon Kuniholm, [http://openprosthetics.ning.com/ The Open Prosthetics Project]
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* Jon Masters [http://www.jonmasters.org/ www.jonmasters.org]
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* Jonathan Dahan, [http://www.islandlabs.org/ Island Labs]
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* Jonathan Oxer, [http://www.freetronics.com/ Freetronics]
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* Joseph H Althaus
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* Joseph Di Carlo
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* Josef Průša [http://josefprusa.cz] RepRap developer
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* Josh Boughey [http://www.soundwidgets.com The Stribe Project]
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* Joshua D. Johnson [http://sites.google.com/site/protobotindustries/ Protobot Industries] physical prototyper/inventor
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* Juan Gonzalez-Gomez [http://www.iearobotics.com/ Iearobotics.com] Researcher on robotics
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* Juergen Neumann, [http://www.ohanda.org/ OHANDA - Open Source Hardware and Design Alliance]
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* Julien Rouviere, [http://openscb.org/ OpenSCB]
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* Kevin Townsend, [http://www.microbuilder.eu/ www.microBuilder.eu]
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* Koichi Takagi, [http://www.nagoya-cu.ac.jp/ Nagoya City University]
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* Lenore Edman, [http://evilmadscience.com/ Evil Mad Science]
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* Limor Fried, [http://www.adafruit.com/ Adafruit Industries]
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* Louis Montagne, [http://bearstech.com Bearstech]
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* Lubos Medovarsky, [http://accelera-networks.com Accelera Networks]
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* Luigi Carnevale, [http://www.droids.it/ Droids]
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* Marcus A. Link [http://www.manupool.de Manupool - A Product Development Community]
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* Mario Behling, [http://mbm.vn/ MBM]
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* Mark McComb, [http://www.hacktronics.com/ hacktronics]
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* Massimo Banzi [http://www.arduino.cc Arduino]
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* Matthew Beckler, [http://www.wayneandlayne.com Wayne and Layne]
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* Matthew Slater [http://communityforge.net Community Forge]
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* Matthieu Quadrini [http://openscb.org OpenSCB]
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* Michael Krumpus [http://nootropicdesign.com/ nootropic design]
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* Michael McPherson
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* Michael Ossmann, [http://greatscottgadgets.com/ Great Scott Gadgets]
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* Michael Ruppe
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* Mike Provenzano, Progunn Industries
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* Mitch Altman [http://cornfieldelectronics.com/ Cornfield Electronics]
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* Mitch Patterson(mitpatterson) [http://mitchstechblog.wordpress.com/ Mitch's Tech Blog]
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* Morten I. Larsen
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* Nathan Seidle [http://www.sparkfun.com SparkFun Electronics]
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* Nicholas C Lewis [http://reprapbreeding.blogspot.com/ A RepRap Breeding Program]
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* Nicolas Lassabe [http://www.artilect.fr Artilect FabLab Toulouse]
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* Nis Sarup
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* Patrick Korkuch
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* Pavol Rusnak, [http://brmlab.cz hackerspace brmlab]
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* Peter Kirn, [http://createdigitalmusic.com Create Digital Music] [http://meeblip.com MeeBlip]
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* Phillip Torrone, [http://www.makezine.com/ MAKE magazine] [http://www.adafruit.com/ Adafruit Industries]
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* Pierce Nichols [http://logos-electro.com Logos Electromechanical LLC]
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* Pierrick Boissard [http://igrebot.fr/ I-Grebot robotics association]
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* Rafael Barmak [http://www.ovnilab.com.br OVNI Lab]
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* Raphaël Rousseau [http://www.atelierlaser.com Atelier Laser]
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* Raúl Oviedo [http://ayudaelectronica.com/ Ingenieria Electronica]
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* Raghavan Nagabhirava
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* Richard Anderson [http://fubarlabs.com Fair Use Building and Research Labs]
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* Robert Fitzsimons [http://partfusion.com/ Part Fusion Electronics]
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* Ronen Kadushin [http://www.ronen-kadushin.com/Open_Design.asp Open Design]
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* Ron K. Jeffries, Jeffries Research
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* Roy Mohan Shearer, [http://www.openthing.org/ Openthing]
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* Ryan Pulkrabek, [http://cstart.org/ Collaborative Space Travel and Research Team (CSTART)]
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* Samuel Sayer, [http://www.mitre.org The MITRE Corporation]
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* Samuel Vale, [http://holoscopio.com Holoscópio Tecnologia]
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* Sascha Meinrath, [http://oti.newamerica.net/ Open Technology Initiative]
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* Scot Kornak, [http://www.busboard.us/ BusBoard Prototype Systems Ltd.]
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* Shannon Morrisey
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* Shigeru Kobayashi [http://www.iamas.ac.jp/E/index.html IAMAS] [http://funnel.cc Funnel] [http://gainer.cc Gainer]
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* Stacy L. Devino, [http://doesitpew.blogspot.com/ Does it Pew?][http://www.stacydevino.com/ aka childofthehorn]
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* Sterling Pickens, [http://www.linuxsociety.org/ linuxsociety]
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* Steve Dickie, [http://www.arduinoeducation.com/ ArduinoEducation.com]
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* Steve Gifford, [http://www.chipstobits.com Chips To Bits]
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* Steve Hoefer [http://grathio.com/ Grathio Labs]
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* Stewart Dickson [http://makerspaceu.org  Makerspace-Urbana]
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* Tassos Natsakis [http://kuleuven.be KU Leuven]
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* Terry King, [http://www.arduino-direct.com/sunshop/ YourDuino.com]
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* Thomas Gokey, [http://thomasgokey.com/ artist]
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* Tom Igoe, [http://www.arduino.cc Arduino] [http://itp.nyu.edu ITP, NYU]
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* Tully Gehan, [http://samuraicircuits.com/ Samurai Circuits]
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* Tuomo Tammenpää, [http://www.ohanda.org/ OHANDA - Open Source Hardware and Design Alliance]
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* Usman Haque, [http://www.pachube.com/ Pachube]
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* Vlad Trifa, [http://www.webofthings.com Web of Things] [http://vladtrifa.com ETH Zurich]
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* Will Pickering, [http://www.FunGizmos.com FunGizmos]
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* William Morris, [http://www.iheartrobotics.com I Heart Robotics]/[http://www.iheartengineering.com I Heart Engineering]
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* Wim Vandeputte, [http://kd85.com kd85]
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* Windell Oskay, [http://evilmadscience.com/ Evil Mad Science]
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* Yannick Avelino, [http://www.electrolab.fr/ Electrolab]
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* Ramón Martínez, [http://www.tenderoo.com/ Tenderoo Mobile Payment]
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* Gregor Gross [http://www.alpha-board.de/ alpha-board Elektronik-Design und Fertigungsservice Berlin]
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* Joseph Gray [http://www.911media.org/ 911 Media Arts Center, Seattle] [http://projbox.org projBox]
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* Viento [http://flydendeby.dk/ Floating City Copenhagen]
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* Cesar Harada [http://protei.org/ Protei, sailing drones]
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* Glyn Hudson, Trystan Lea and Suneil Tagore [http://openenergymonitor.org OpenEnergyMonitor]
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* Pete Prodoehl [http://rasterweb.net/raster/ RasterWeb!]
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* Nuri Erginer [http://www.gnexlab.com/ gnexlab]
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* Darsh Shah [http://darshshah.blogspot.com/ Blog]

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