Four Freedoms of Open Hardware

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Description

The Open Hardware and Design Alliance has rewritten the four freedoms of free software as follows to match them to hardware resp. hardware documentation:

  • Freedom 1: The freedom to use the device for any purpose.
  • Freedom 2: The freedom to study how the device works and change it to make it to do what you wish. Access to the complete design is precondition to this.
  • Freedom 3: Redistribute the device and/or design (remanufacture).
  • Freedom 4: The freedom to improve the device and/or design, and release ...

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Hardware_and_Design_Alliance)