Quantifying the Value of Open Source Hardware Development

  title={Quantifying the Value of Open Source Hardware Development},
  author={Joshua M. Pearce},
  journal={EngRN: Computer-Aided Engineering (Topic)},
  • Joshua M. Pearce
  • Published 25 December 2014
  • Business
  • EngRN: Computer-Aided Engineering (Topic)
With the maturation of digital manufacturing technologies like 3-D printing, a new paradigm is emerging of distributed manufacturing in both scientific equipment and consumer goods. Hardware released under free licenses is known as free and open source hardware (FOSH). The availability of these FOSH designs has a large value to those with access to digital manufacturing methods and particularly for scientists with needs for highly-customized low-volume production products. It is challenging to… 

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