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To endorse the Open Source Hardware Definition 1.0, please go
 
To endorse the Open Source Hardware Definition 1.0, please go
 
[http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW#Endorsements here]
 
[http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW#Endorsements here]
 
Compiled community feedback from previous versions of the Definition can be found [http://www.openhardwaresummit.org/compiled-feedback/ here]
 
  
 
[http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW_older_drafts Older drafts of the definition are also available].  
 
[http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW_older_drafts Older drafts of the definition are also available].  
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'''1. Documentation'''
 
'''1. Documentation'''
  
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.   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).  
  
 
'''2.  Scope'''
 
'''2.  Scope'''
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'''6. Attribution'''
 
'''6. Attribution'''
  
The license may require derived documents, and copyright notices associated with devices, to provide attribution to the licensors when distributing design files, manufactured products, and/or derivatives thereof. The license may require that this information be accessible to the end-user using the device normally, but shall not specify a specific format of display. The license may require derived works to carry a different name or different version number from the original design.
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The license may require derived documents, and copyright notices associated with devices, to provide attribution to the licensors when distributing design files, manufactured products, and/or derivatives thereof. The license may require that this information be accessible to the end-user using the device normally, but shall not specify a specific format of display. The license may require derived works to carry a different name or version number from the original design.
  
 
'''7. No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups'''
 
'''7. No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups'''

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