[Discuss] Open Hardware defintion and eagle files
dthyne at dh-global.com
Fri Sep 14 14:47:14 UTC 2012
As I recall, one of the reasons for not requiring an open document on
the nature of the editable file format was that the goal of creating
OSHW was to actually be creating things. An open document requirement
would be restrictive to the point of cutting off most OSHW creators'
tools. The definition ceases to be very open if there is a restriction
on what can be considered open. This may come to haunt us later down the
line when an abandoned non-open format design needs to be resurrected
and no one has the tool to do so. This will be one of the many growing
pains we will have to go through.
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