Closed Hardware

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= in contrast with Open Hardware


Patrick McNamara, Open Hardware Foundation, at

"Closed Hardware is any hardware for which the creator of the hardware will not release information on how to make normal use of the hardware, in such a way that that information may be freely shared with others. A sure sign of closed hardware is requiring the signing of an NDA to receive documentation on how to make use of a device." (