Open hardware, or open source hardware?

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Andrew Katz compares open hardware and open source hardware: "To my mind Open Source Hardware to be hardware which comes with the recipe/blueprints/source code whatever so that you can reproduce it yourself, and Open Hardware to be hardware that comes with complete specifications so that you can interface to it without any nasty surprises and without necessarily knowing what goes on inside."