Business Models

Business Models

„Open source hardware gives people the freedom to control their technology while sharing knowledge and encouraging commerce through the open exchange of designs“ says the Open Source Hardware Definition & Statement of Principles.

However for some businesses going open source also asks or gives the chance for a shift in the business model. This page collects some helpful links concerning business models for open source hardware & open design.



> The “Open Source Hardware Business Model Matrix” lists a lot of opportunities

> The P2P Wiki/Michel Bauwens has a huge list with ressources on business models compatible with openness

Please suggest sources and ideas down in the comments.


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