Open Source: Applying the Success of Open Source to Hardware
The success of Open Source Software is now beginning to influence how people approach hardware too. Get ready for an equivalent revolution on the hardware side. Open Source hardware (OSHW) follows the same philosophy and licensing of technical information for how to build hardware. OSHW covers the licensing of mechanical drawings, schematics, PCB layouts, HDL source code, data for integrated cirguit layout, and any other technical data or information needed to build and construct hardware.