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Open source hardware: The problems and promise #OHM2019 #oshwa @ohsummit #opensource #opensourcehardware @opensourceorg @mjasay @techrepublic

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Open source hardware: The problems and promise – TechRepublic by Matt Asay. This caught our attention –

“The most prominent example of an open source hardware project might well be Facebook’s Open Compute.”

We asked the author on Twitter where / if there was a data source for that, but they did not have one – so we’ll see if we can work with them to get them some specific data points and an update to the article to include open-source hardware projects and products.

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It’s open hardware month, so good timing… (31+ posts here).


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