Open Source Hardware Definition, v 1.0 released

It’s a big day for Open Hardware.

Following September’s Open Hardware Summit, we’re pleased to help announce the release of version 1.0 of the Open Source Hardware Definition.

While this is a “1.0” release, Open Source Hardware is an evolving field, and future releases are expected. The real milestone here is that we now have a first benchmark for evaluating possible open source hardware licenses– and we look forward to being part of that process.

Moving forward from here, some steps if you’d like to get involved:


  • Endorse the definition, if you’d like to put your weight behind it.
  • If you have feedback, please join the mailing list to talk about it. Hopefully a version 1.1 will be coming in the near future.
  • Help out with the OSHW logo selection process. You can submit a new one, or look at those proposed.
  • Show your support for OSHW by applying the definition to your projects

See also, release announcement at openhardwaresummit.org.

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