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Turtlebot, is it open source hardware ? [closed]

asked 2011-12-27 00:39:11 -0500

updated 2013-04-21 08:25:52 -0500

Is the Turtlebot open source hardware ? Or, can I get into serious legal mess if I tinker with the design ? What sort of license is there for the Turtlebot ?

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@Ryan I am using this logo for my robot ! :-)

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Arkapravo
close date 2013-05-16 07:30:11

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I would love to see some Hindi in your logo! :-)

bit-pirate gravatar image bit-pirate  ( 2013-04-22 23:11:36 -0500 )edit

Yeah me too :) Some sanskrit as well, kachuabot ;)

prasanna.kumar gravatar image prasanna.kumar  ( 2013-04-23 00:04:45 -0500 )edit

LOL !!! ... well ! ... it is too late to make amends now .... ;-) Jokes apart, I was looking for an amicable translation of the word turtle (for obvious reasons) I went to 'Tortuga' which is Spanish, but the French had a nice sing to it ! To-r-tu-e ! .... 'Kachuabot' would seem rather Desi ! ;-)

Arkapravo gravatar image Arkapravo  ( 2013-04-23 06:48:34 -0500 )edit

+1 to kachuabot! :-P

bit-pirate gravatar image bit-pirate  ( 2013-04-23 13:47:49 -0500 )edit

@bit-pirate spare me ! ...... LOL

Arkapravo gravatar image Arkapravo  ( 2013-04-23 18:48:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-12-27 01:27:12 -0500

updated 2011-12-27 01:28:03 -0500

Quoting from turtlebot.com

TurtleBot is an open source hardware project as described by the Open Source Hardware Statement of Principles and Definition v1.0. It is released under the FreeBSD Documentation License.

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answered 2011-12-27 03:05:59 -0500

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As well, it may be worth mentioning that though the design is fully open-source, the "TurtleBot" logo and trademark is a Willow Garage property. Each of the manufacturing partners have committed to quality standards in order to continue branding the TurtleBots we produce as "TurtleBots".

Of course, this doesn't stop anyone from producing their own full robots or drastically modifying the design. Have fun!

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@Ryan : Hmmmm ..... so, I will have to make my own logo and stickers ..... ;-)
Arkapravo gravatar image Arkapravo  ( 2011-12-27 16:20:16 -0500 )edit

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