Open Source Hardware: Document the Project from Day One

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Why you should document your Open Source Hardware project:

This specific moment, that moment when you start working on the refinements of a product to create the second version, could be a great moment to document your invention.

In fact, when you start again the production process, you already know how to do things, and also, you know what are the most complicated moments in the building process and you could leverage on this information to create compelling guidelines for folks interested in replication.

Via Open Electronics.

Phi Beta Iota:  Docomentation is simply not done properly by the IT industry.  Never has been, never will be.  That is part of why proprietary systems are unaffordable, do not scale, and are a form of locking in the customer.  Documentation is a HUGE part of assuring that open source software stays open, stays affordable, and stays scalable.  This point cannot be under-stated.  It matters!

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Open Source Everything