The Owner's Manifesto on states:

If you can't open it, you don't own it: a Maker's Bill of Rights to accessible, extensive, and repairable hardware.

The manifesto then lists The Maker's Bill of Rights, including:

  • "Meaningful and specific parts lists shall be included"
  • "Cases shall be easy to open," "Special tools are allowed only for darn good reasons"
  • "Components, not entire sub-assemblies, shall be replaceable"
  • "Consumables, like fuses and filters, shall be easy to access"
  • "Circuit boards shall be commented" and
  • "Ease of repair shall be a design ideal, not an afterthought"

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