Shameless self promotion: I just published a new article about open hardware. The article, Open Hardware: How & Why It Works, includes an introduction to open hardware concepts, overviews of some popular projects including the Arduino and BeagleBoard, a brief overview of some of the legal issues, and a trip report from the Open Hardware Summit in New York last month.

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