Open Source Hardware: A Start...
Phillip Torrone, Senior Editor, MAKE Magazine
Track: Emerging Topics
Date: Friday, July 27
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: Portland Ballroom
Open source hardware is a term slowly working its way into many new projects and efforts, but what is it? There are a few definitions, some of which come from "open source software," which is usually considered software's "source code under a license (or arrangement such as the public domain) that permits users to study, change, and improve the software, and to redistribute it in modified or unmodified form." So how does this translate to hardware? This session will focus on electronic hardware, the layers they can be divided into, different document types, licensing concerns, and a show-n-tell of hardware.