[ Thanks to linuxaria for this link.
“Usually I work only with the software, I’m not an
expert of the hardware, but the excellent presentation by Riccardo
Lemmi made me want to read a bit of material on the world of open
hardware in general and Arduino in particular.
“Open source hardware ( OSHW ) consists of physical artifacts of
technology designed and offered in the same manner as free and open
source software (FOSS). Open source hardware is part of the open
source culture movement and applies a like concept to a variety of
components. The term usually means that information about the
hardware is easily discerned. Hardware design (i.e.schematics, bill
of materials and PCB layout data) in addition to the software that
drives the hardware are all released with the FOSS approach.”