Members of the open source hardware community released a public, working definition of what actually constitutes open hardware. The definition, which consists of 11 tenets that a piece of hardware must adhere to in order to qualify as open, is the first document of its kind in the open hardware community.
InfoWorld: "Source code availability is a central factor in establishing trust in the open source community, as knowledge that the source is available can often allay fears about the future of a particular open source project or product. And yet, this trust can often be overstated."
Network World: "DJ Walker-Morgan over on the Open H has a post up saying that the open source developer community should thank Apple for raising the competitive bar and in using some open source technology in its products. I say rubbish!"
Opensource.com: "Building a community is core to all open source projects. In fact, an open source project that lacks a community is likely missing the point of being open source. So what happens when your open project is designed to create communities?"
Government Technology: "No one is quite sure how to define fire, but everyone knows what it is. Open source software is the same. Like fire, we know what open source does, we know what open source looks like, and we know it when we see it, but no one agrees on a definition."