Internet Governance Glossary

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4.20 Open source hardware

It consists of physical artifacts of technology designed and offered by the open design movement. Open-source software (FOSS) and open-source hardware is created by this open-source culture movement and applies alike concept to a variety of components.
It is sometimes, thus, referred to as FOSH (free and open source hardware). The original sharer gains feedback and potentially improvements on the design from the FOSH community. There is now significant evidence that such sharing creates enormous economic value.