Open Manufacturing

Open Manufacturing is about bringing free and open source software development methodology and philosophy to the design and construction of the physical world.

Logo with two people shaking hands over gears.

The "open" in open manufacturing can be interpreted in a few different ways:

And perhaps even more. These possibilities all flow out of "free and open source licensing" of designs (or in other words, they are less likely to happen with proprietary designs).

Open Manufacturing is now being discussed at: Google Groups Open Manufacturing discussion group.

(Picture credit: Bryan Bishop, GFDL license)