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Open source is a way of providing free access to software and to hardware designs that can be modified, studied and created by anyone, this includes the schematics, blueprints, logic designs and 3D CAD files. Using platforms like Github, Engineers can share, alter and make improvements.

Open source provides the framework for collaborating on projects with other engineers, makers and hobbyists.

Essentially, open source is all about making the physical object or the software coding as easy to remix and reproduce as possible without limitations.

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  • 1 month ago

    All of the DesignSpark Software (Mechanical, Safety, Electrical, PCB and Toolbox) are all free to use in all requirements.
  • 1 month ago

    Thank you for trying to use our software!
    We wanted to address our software to the biggest audience while not having huge budget for development. You have to remember RS Components is not primarily...
  • 2 months ago

    Yes.people are asking for DS on Linux, - but where is RS on answering on this point ???? What are the chances of getting a Linux version ???
  • 2 months ago

    Got to get this beast , mouser i'am ordering
  • 4 months ago

    You guys are magicians, you've written the best software on the worst OS. It's under my honor to require from electron and a holes, on my MB, to move as Bill Gates wants. Please write version for Linux...
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Open Source

October 10, 2018 14:13

RS Pro DSO entry - for my Youtube channel

I am Electronic Hobbyist and Professional Educator. I will use this DSO for my Youtube channel videos with RS Logo. I am making video on Aeromodelling, Embedded System and IoT based opensource projects. I will also going to make review video of DSO.

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September 17, 2018 10:23

History Makers Podcast - Episode Three – Computer Programming

In the latest episode Dr Lucy explains the origins of computer programming, “robot” Harriet uses her databanks to bring Grace Hopper to life and Bec works out whether C++ really is Fortran's evil cousin or just her best ever maths score.

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August 23, 2018 11:21

Open Source – Leading to Bigger Leaps in Innovation

How do companies monetise products based on open-source building blocks, and how does open source itself hark back to the 19th century?

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June 28, 2018 12:59

Open Source isn’t a new idea…

Open source innovation is becoming the norm, but what is it?

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January 26, 2018 08:58

Open Source Hardware? What’s that?

Open source software has been around for a good couple of decades now, but what about open source hardware? Read on.

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December 14, 2017 14:22

Open Source Software? What’s that?

What exactly is open source software and does it differ from proprietary software? Is there a difference?

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Open Source

11 months ago

Design Spark on Linux

5 Answers 16 Upvotes