Why Open?

oshw-logo-100-pxMaybe you’ve noticed that funny looking gear logo on our advertisements or on our website and wondered, “What is that?”  Maybe you’ve heard of open source, and you’re wondering how a bunch of products aimed at model railroaders really fit into that.

What that logo means is that we release all of the design files necessary to produce or modify any of our products – schematics, board layouts, and source code – if you were so inclined.  Generally speaking, you’ll find the latest production version on the “Documentation” tab of any product in our store.

So, at this point, half of you are probably thinking we’re crazy, and the other half is just wondering how this benefits you, the customer…

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