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Open design is the application of open source methods to the creation of physical products, machines and systems.[1] For a great introduction see Stallman's essay "Why We Need Free Digital Hardware Designs"

Open source hardware[edit | edit source]

Open design tools[edit | edit source]

  • CoCreate - CoCreate OneSpace.net is a commercial "internet-based collaboration solution tuned to the specific needs of engineering teams. Clients, suppliers and team members can easily come together for online meetings and project reviews, visualize complex 3D designs and manage project documentation."[2]

Open design projects[edit | edit source]

on Appropedia[edit | edit source]

All designs at Appropedia are open in a sense, but some are more actively open.

online sites[edit | edit source]

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. Open design on an "Open Source wiki"
  2. It might be considered inappropriate to use commercial, non-free/open source software to develop open designs, but of course it depends whether there are practical alternatives.

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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