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Collaborative Design with Open Design Engine

Pulling together hardware designers from all over the Internet presents several challenges. Among these is the task of keeping things like project time lines, roadmaps, forums, wikis, and issue tracking organized and cohesive. There may also be the need to collect and organize design files such as CAD, which don’t fit well into the traditional paradigm used by source code management systems like git and CVS. The main reason for this is because CAD files tend to be binary, and are hard to diff or merge in any meaningful way.