Open community approach/Open Source Hardware
In comparison to a download of open source software citizens can just build a version without optimization or they can optimize a product.
- A user can download the construction plan for the product/hardware and he/she has the permission to adapt the needs of the user.
- A user shares modifications and optimizations again with the community, so that other community members can build on the optimization.
- Share also dead ends of developments, unsuccessful approaches so that others can learn from these results. Well documented reproducible failure of a development is a valuable source for the next step of development.
- Modular transparent reproducible design of a product.
- Compare the Open Source Software with an Open Source product like an electric vehicles!
- What is equivalent to the source code in an Open Source product e.g. for an electric car.
- What is equivalent to the binary software (e.g. the LibreOffice suite) in the setting of an Open Source product.
- What are PROs and CONs of an Open Source product - (e.g. spare parts, repair, licencing, dependency of companies, licensing concept,...)?
- See Wikipedia:Arduino and analyze the combination of Open Source and Open Hardware.
- Analyze the licensing model! What does mean for an user of hardware or an developer, if a product was licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) or the GNU General Public License (GPL), permitting the manufacture of hardware and software and its distribution by anyone.
- What are your expectations, if someone releases a product as Open Source hardware? A hardware needs resources to build it and a user has to pay for the required resources. What is the difference to a classical commercial product, where the company does not allow building the hardware by anyone?
- How does a modular transparent reproducible design of an Open Source hardware could improve waste management and a reduction of waste?
- UN-Guidelines for Use of SDG logo and the 17 SDG icons (2016/10) - http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/UN-Guidelines-for-Use-of-SDG-logo-and-17-icons.October-2016.pdf