Open-source hardware is that for which its designer:
- provides design files (in the preferred format for making modifications to them)
- allows the modification and redistribution of the design files
- allows the manufacture, sale, distribution, and use of devices from the design files or modifications of the design files
- without discrimination against persons, groups, or fields of endeavor. Additionally, the designer must release under an open-source license any software it has developed that is essential to the proper functioning of the device.The designer may require others to:
- provide attribution when distributing design files based on the original designer’s
- provide attribution when manufacturing devices based on the original designer’s design files or derivatives thereof
- release as open-source hardware devices based on the original designer’s design files or derivatives thereofManufacturers of a derivative device must not:
- imply that the device is manufactured, tested, warrantied, guaranteed, or otherwise sanctioned by the original designer
- make use of any trademarks owned by the original designer without explicit permission
- We also recognize that open-source is only one way of sharing information about hardware and encourage and support all forms of openness and collaboration, whether or not they fit this definition.
Smart International announced a high-temperature 3D printing option: the Macro HT.