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From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: www/philosophy free-hardware-designs.html
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2016 16:14:49 +0000 (UTC)

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Changes by:     Richard M. Stallman <rms>       16/12/27 16:14:49

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        philosophy     : free-hardware-designs.html 

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@@ -62,10 +62,10 @@
 hardware costs money to produce, so commercially made hardware won't
 be gratis (unless it is a loss-leader or a tie-in), but that does not
 prevent its design from being free/libre.  Things you make in your own
-3D printer can be quite cheap, but not exactly gratis since you will
-have to pay for the raw materials.  In ethical terms, the freedom
-issue trumps the price issue totally, since a device that denies
-freedom to its users is worth less than nothing.</p>
+3D printer can be quite cheap to make, but not exactly gratis since
+the raw materials will typically cost something.  In ethical terms, the
+freedom issue trumps the price issue totally, since a device that
+denies freedom to its users is worth less than nothing.</p>
 <p>The terms &ldquo;open hardware&rdquo; and &ldquo;open source
 hardware&rdquo; are used by some with the same concrete meaning as
@@ -83,9 +83,9 @@
 <p>Hardware and software are fundamentally different.  A program, even
 in compiled executable form, is a collection of data which can be
-interpreted as instruction for a computer.  Like any other digital
+interpreted as instructions for a computer.  Like any other digital
 work, it can be copied and changed using a computer.  A copy of a
-program has no inherent physical form or embodiment.</p>
+program has no inherent preferred physical form or embodiment.</p>
 <p>By contrast, hardware is a physical structure and its physicality
 is crucial.  While the hardware's design might be represented as data,
@@ -496,7 +496,7 @@
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