Open source hardware projects have struggled to gain the mass audience that popular open source software projects have. This may not matter.

Is open source hardware a thing? No, I’m not asking whether open source hardware projects exist. Of course they do, whether high-profile projects like Open Compute (from Facebook) or lower-profile projects like the Homebrew D-STAR Radio (for amateur radio enthusiasts). No, what I mean is, have any open source hardware projects taken off similar to Kubernetes, Apache …

Open source hardware projects have struggled to gain the mass audience that popular open source software projects have. This may not matter. Read More »