[Discuss] Favorite OSHW Linux computers?
amgibb at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 17:06:49 UTC 2015
This type of stuff is actually all laid out in the Best Practices
<http://www.oshwa.org/sharing-best-practices/> of Open Source Hardware:
Ideally, your open-source hardware project would be designed using a free
and open-source software application, to maximize the ability of others to
view and edit it. For better or worse however, hardware design files are
often created in proprietary programs and stored in proprietary formats. It
is still essential to share these original design files; they constitute
the original “source code” for the hardware. They are the very files that
someone will need in order to contribute changes to a given design.
On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 10:03 AM, Pablo Kulbaba <pablokulbaba at gmail.com>
> Mario: can you list some of the "many pseudo-"Open-Source" boards." ?
> On 05/02/2015 01:48 p.m., Mario Gómez wrote:
> 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
> > wrote:
>> 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" ?
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