A collection of various readings and articles related to Open Hardware.
Legal and Business Aspects
- Emerging Business Models for Open Source Hardware: Many ideas on open hardware business models. Focuses more narrowly for science use cases, but still a helpful perspective.
- Free Innovation, Eric von Hippel
- Why public institutions should release more of their hardware designs as Open-Source Hardware: Opinion article from the open hardware initiator at CERN, Javier Serrano. Gives a general and broad overview of today’s environment.
- Leveraging Open Hardware to Alleviate the Burden of COVID-19 on Global Health Systems: March 2020 publication on the role of Open Hardware in addressing various shortcomings in the medical community’s response to COVID-19. Explains role of Free and Open Source Hardware (F.O.S.H.) developed and deployed in the scientific and medical communities to enable greater access to life-saving resources and tools.
- Measuring Openness in Open Source Hardware with the Open-o-Meter: 2018 research on Open Hardware and building a common language of what Open Hardware is and how something is determined as “open” or not. Presents a marking scheme that allows rating the openness of a product.
Anything that is unique from any other sections.
- Collaborative list of Open Hardware resources: “Awesome”-style, curated articles, websites, and resources by the Mozilla Open Hardware Leaders cohort. Features even more readings organized by different topics.
- Zotero reference group: References and citations for Open Hardware works. Note this is likely most helpful for academics and researchers.