January 29, 2014 AT 6:33 am

Open Compute Project will roll out GPL-like license for “open source hardware” #oshw

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Open Compute Project via InfoWorld.

New OCP hardware license: Since our inception a little more than two years ago, we’ve used a relatively “permissive” license (modeled on Apache) to govern contributions. Soon we will roll out a second, more “prescriptive” license (modeled on GPL) that will require anyone who modifies an original design and then sells that design to contribute the modified version back to the foundation. It’s our hope that having multiple licensing options will lead to even more OCP technology contributions.

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