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  • Updates 2013 February 18

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Updates: 2012 Apr 06


You may have already noticed the red boxes that say "Support Open Source Hardware". These are part of our push to make open source hardware more accesible. We will be taking note of which projects generate the most interest. Then we'll work out a deal with the project's designer so we can start distributing that project. We'll be paying royalties to the designer for every part sold. Additionally, we'll be partnering with hackerspaces to actually produce and distribute the projects. Those hackerspaces will also earn some revenue from every project they assemble and ship.

This push has three intended effects. 1) We hope that by making these projects available for sale, we can enable more designers to produce commerical products without having to deal with the high cost of distributing their projects themselves. 2) The revenue earned by the hackerspaces that produce the projects can be used by those hackerspaces to buy tools and pay for larger work spaces. 3) The consumers of these unique open source projects will become more interested in open source hardware and perhaps continue the cycle by designing new open source hardware.

What else is new?

  • Custom parts can now be updated after they have been created.
  • Fixed how html-escaped characters show up in multiple places.
  • All of a user's projects now show up on his/her user page instead of just the first five.
  • Added a supportosh page that explains how Open Hardware Hub will use the proceeds from selling Open Source Hardware.
  • Fixed the edit parts page so quantities and schematic IDs can be updated again.
  • Revision #880

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