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Hardware joins the Open Movement

CERN issues version 1.1 of Open Hardware Licence to facilitate knowledge exchange across the electronic design community.

Four months after launching the alpha version, CERN has today issued version 1.1 of the Open Hardware Licence (OHL), a legal framework to facilitate knowledge exchange across the electronic design community.

In the spirit of knowledge and technology dissemination, the CERN OHL was created to govern the use, copying, modification and distribution of hardware design documentation, and the manufacture and distribution of products. Hardware design documentation includes schematic diagrams, designs, circuit or circuit-board layouts, mechanical drawings, flow charts and descriptive texts, as well as other explanatory material.

 

MORE INFORMATION:

Press release: CERN launches Open Hardware initiative

CERN Courier: Hardware joins the open movement

Open Hardware Repository: ohwr.org

 

July 2011