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4xFreedoms

4x
USE, MAKE, LEARN, SELL, CHANGE, COPY, MANUFACTURE, MASS-PRODUCE, IMPROVE, DOWNGRADE, UPGRADE, REDISTRIBUTE,
DO ABSOLUTELY WHAT EVER YOU WANT.
FREEDOMS
= UNLIMITED & UNCONDITIONAL
 
 
IF YOU DESIGN IT 4 FREEDOM, THEN LABEL IT WITH THE 4 FREEDOMS!
 

OHANDA Label for Open Source Hardware

OHANDA is an initiative to foster sustainable sharing of open hardware and design. The proposed solution with OHANDA is a label in the sense of a non-registered trademark. The label will connect the 4 Freedoms with any kind of physical device through OHANDA and make the openness visable to everyone. Think the label like other common certificates such as FCC or CE mark.

The four freedoms from Free Software Definition lay the foundation for sharing hardware through OHANDA. The adaptations below are made by just replacing the term "program" with the term(s) "device /& design". This may not be the most understandable way of describing freedoms of sharing open hardware, but it describes the degree of openness OHANDA stands for. By granting these four freedoms for all documentation attached to a product, the sharing is on sustainable basis.

Freedom 0: The freedom to use the device for any purpose.

Freedom 1: The freedom to study how the device works and change it to make it to do what you wish. Access to the complete design is precondition to this.

Freedom 2: Redistribute the device and/or design (remanufacture).

Freedom 3: The freedom to improve the device and/or design, and release your improvements (and modified versions in general) to the public, so that the whole community benefits. Access to the complete design is precondition to this.

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