Let's celebrate Hardware Freedom DayShare the fun of Open Hardware!
Let's celebrate Hardware Freedom DayHack all you can!
Let's celebrate Hardware Freedom DaySpread the word of open hardware!
Celebrate Hardware Freedom Day on Saturday April 9, 2016
Hardware Freedom Day is a yearly celebration of Open Hardware. Initiated in 2012 by the same organization behind Software Freedom Day it aims at educating the worldwide public about the benefits of using and promoting open hardware.
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Hardware Freedom Day is an event to raise awareness about Open Hardware, encourage everyone to get involved and grow the DIY community. Check to see if there is already a team registered in your area and join their efforts. If you want to form a team and run your own event, simply check out the StartGuide, put your team together and start planning today!Learn More
What's Free/Open Hardware?
For some Open Hardware is a logical evolution of the Free Software philosophy applied to physical stuff, where both code and design blueprints co-exist. However no one can deny that humankind has evolved through a DIY and hack & share-it culture until patents prevented us to do so.
- Freedom to use
- Freedom to study
- Freedom to redistribute
- Freedom to modify
Freedom to use
The freedom to use the device for any purpose.
Freedom to study
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. This Freedom require the complete design to be available because studying and modifying the device without its complete design can range from highly impractical to nearly impossible.
Freedom to redistribute
Redistribute the device and/or design (remanufacture).
Freedom to Modify
The freedom to improve the device and/or design, and release your improvements (and modified versions in general) to the public, so that the whole community benefits. Access to the complete design is precondition to this.