Open-source hardware

Hello guys. I’m new with boards and I just want to know what does “open-source hardware” means.
Isn’t the software included in this?
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Yes there is open source SW as well, but that has some more interesting restrictions on the usage of that code and licenses that are involved.


the Open Source Hardware Association provides some guidelines and definitions about what “open-source hardware” is: