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'''1. Documentation'''
 
'''1. Documentation'''
  
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The hardware must be released with documentation including design files, and must allow modification and distribution of the design files. Where documentation is not furnished with the physical product, there must be a well-publicized means of obtaining this documentation for no more than a reasonable reproduction cost, preferably downloading via the Internet without charge. The documentation must include design files in the preferred format for making changes, for example the native file format of a CAD program.  Modification of the design must be possible and feasible with CAD programs available under an OSI-approved license. If open-source CAD programs are not available, then the design MUST be modifiable with multiple independent and readily available CAD software packages. Proprietary CAD vendor lock-in is not allowed. Deliberately obfuscated design files are not allowed.  Intermediate forms analogous to compiled computer code -- such as printer-ready copper artwork from a CAD program -- are not allowed as substitutes.  The license may require that the design files are provided in fully-documented, open format(s). A good test is "Would the design files, and all the required software to edit/modify/view the designs and documentation meet the Debian Free Software guidelines and social contract"
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The hardware must be released with documentation including design files, and must allow modification and distribution of the design files. Where documentation is not furnished with the physical product, there must be a well-publicized means of obtaining this documentation for no more than a reasonable reproduction cost, preferably downloading via the Internet without charge. The documentation must include design files in the preferred format for making changes, for example the native file format of a CAD program.  Modification of the design must be possible and feasible with CAD programs available under an OSI-approved license. Requirements for proprietary CAD programs are not allowed. Deliberately obfuscated design files are not allowed.  Intermediate forms analogous to compiled computer code -- such as printer-ready copper artwork from a CAD program -- are not allowed as substitutes.  The license may require that the design files are provided in fully-documented, open format(s). A good test is "Would the design files, and all the required software to edit/modify/view the designs and documentation meet the Debian Free Software guidelines and social contract"
  
 
'''2.  Scope'''
 
'''2.  Scope'''

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