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Do closed hardware standards make it impossible to legally open source hardware that use them?

Say you’re a hardware company and you want to make your motherboard design open source. Well, if your board has PCIe slots, the PCIe standard is closed source. If you want to use normal DDR DIMMs, that standard is owned by JEDEC. If you want USB, HDMI, SATA, etc, all those ports are closed standards…

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