1. History of the Open Hardware Movement

Catarina Mota

“Above all things physical, it is more important to be beautiful on the inside—to have a big heart and an open mind and a spectacular spleen.”

—Ellen DeGeneres

The history of open source hardware has been written by the Open Source Hardware Association’s Research Chair, Catarina Mota. Included in her history is an overview of the movement and the community. Catarina is a well–respected scholar in open hardware who wrote her PhD dissertation on the social impact of open and collaborative practices for the development of physical goods and technologies. The history of the movement, as it is written here, and any future updates can be found on the research branch of the OSHWA website: www.oshwa.org/research ...

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