Dive into the open (source) waters.

We’re always gathering interesting projects, tools and publications on how to work with open source production. Browse this sections if you’re ready for some long-reading and hands-on work.

Related projects


Open source hardware in healthcare
> careables.org

Distributed Design Market Platform
> distributeddesign.eu

Circular economy business models
> reflowproject.eu

> iit.tu-berlin.de

Open Know-How
> openknowhow.org

The Open Hardware Observatory (OHO)
Search engine and interactive database for OSH projects
> oho.wiki



Toolkit to create open source business models
> remodel.dk

Platforms for maker communities
> make-it.io

Making Sense
Open source approach for local communities
> making-sense.eu

Methods and tools for community-based product development
> opensourcedesign.cc

Project publications

Bonvoisin, J., et al. 2020. Standardisation of Practices in Open Source Hardware. Journal of Open Hardware, 4(1): 2, pp. 1–11. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/joh.22

Bonvoisin, J., & Mies, R.
(2018). Measuring Openness in Open Source Hardware with the Open-o-Meter. Procedia CIRP, Volume 78, pp. 388-393. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2018.08.306

Bonvoisin J., Mies R., Stark R., & Jochem R.
(2018). Vielfalt und Stand der Open-Source-Hardware. In: Redlich T., Moritz M., Wulfsberg J. (Eds). Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven zur Zukunft der Wertschöpfung. Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden

Bonvoisin, J., Mies, R., Stark, R., & Boujut, J.-F. (2017). What is the source of open source hardware? Journal of Open Hardware, 1(1), 5. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/joh.7

Bonvoisin, J., Thomas, L., Mies, R., Gros, C., Stark, R., Samuel, K., Jochem, R., & Boujut, J.-F.
(2017). Current state of practices in open source product development. In: Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17), Vol. 2: Design Processes, Design Organisation and Management, Vancouver, Canada, 21.-25.08.2017.

Bonvoisin, J., Buchert, T., Preidel, M., & Stark, R. (2018). How participative is open source hardware? Insights from online repository mining, Design Science, Vol. 4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/dsj.2018.15

Bonvoisin, J., & Boujut, J.F.
(2015). Open design platforms for open source product development: current state and requirements. In: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15), 8—Innovation and Creativity. Milan, Italy, pp. 11–22.

Bonvoisin, J., Molloy, J., Häuer, M. & Wenzel, T.
(2020). Standardisation of Practices in Open Source Hardware. Journal of Open Hardware, 4(1): 2, pp. 1–11. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/joh.22

Boujut, J., Pourroy, F., Marin, P., Dai, J., & Richardot, G.
(2019). Open Source Hardware Communities: Investigating Participation in Design Activities. Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design, 1(1), 2307-2316. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/dsi.2019.237

Dai, X., Boujut, J.-F., Pourroy, F., & Marin, F.
(2019). Correlation between process openness and collaboration tool usage in open source hardware design: an empirical study. International Journal for Interactive Design and Manufacturing (IJIDeM), pp 1–9. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12008-019-00632-0

Mies, R.
(2020). OPEN_NEXT – Deliverable 1.2: Quality Assurance Framework. Deposit Once, Technische Universität Berlin. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-9774

Mies, R., Bonvoisin, J., & Jochem, R.
(2019). Harnessing the Synergy Potential of Open Source Hardware Communities. In: Redlich T., Moritz M., & Wulfsberg J. (Eds.). Co-Creation. Management for Professionals, pp. 129-145. Springer, Cham. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97788-1_11