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Default Hardware License

Hardware designs shared on this website are released, unless otherwise indicated, under the CERN Open Hardware License 1.2. According to Open Hardware Repository: “The CERN–OHL is to hardware what the General Public Licence (GPL) is to software. It defines the conditions under which a licensee will be able to use or modify the licensed material. The concept of ‘open-source hardware’ or ‘open hardware’ is not yet as well known or widespread as the free software or open-source software concept. However, it shares the same principles: anyone should be able to see the source (the design documentation in case of hardware), study it, modify it and share it.

Alternate Licenses Are Allowed

Authors may release or dedicate their work on this site under different licenses but only if the alternatives are clearly indicated by the author.