[Discuss] Favorite OSHW Linux computers?

Mario Gómez mxgxw.alpha at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 16:48:56 UTC 2015

Hi Michael!

Yes it can be called Open because you could easily reaplicate it in another
CAD software or convert it to another CAD format to comply with the EAGLE
License terms. Even it's possible to share the diagrams as non-editable
formats (JPG, PDF, others) if a CAD design file it's not available. As I
understand, the latter is accepted but not recommended for obvious reasons.

However if for example your PCB layout requires a really precise
differential-signalling considerations and you dont provide the details or
the specs for the only reason to difficult making copies. I wouldn't think
that design could be considered OpenSource-Hardware beause you are hiding
or making difficult to access critical details of the design needed for the
proyect to work.

And that's the "trap" of many pseudo-"Open-Source" boards.


On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 10:35 AM, Michael McCormack <mike at themccormacks.com>

> To Hal's list of requirements - if I release Eagle files, which can't be
> used commercially without a commercial Eagle license can it be called
> "open" ?
> Cheers
> Mike
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