Towards a Functional Licence for Open Hardware

Andrew Katz


Open hardware lags open source software in maturity. The two main licences assert a form of copyleft. This paper argues that copyleft's applicabilty to hardware is probelmatic, and concludes by proposing a simpler non-copyleft licence, based on Apache 2.0, for hardware.


Open Hardware, Open Source Hardware, Licensing, Copyleft

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