"CERN has launched a new community-centric effort called the
Open Hardware Repository (OHR) with the aim of encouraging
collaborative electronics design. CERN has also developed a new
license, called the Open Hardware License (OHL), to govern the
distribution of open hardware designs.
"For us, the drive towards open hardware was largely motivated
by well-intentioned envy of our colleagues who develop Linux device
drivers," said CERN engineer and Open Hardware Repository founder
Javier Serrano in a statement.