From the Wikipedia entry on Open Source Modeling:
Open source promotes universal access via an open-source or free license to a product's design or blueprint, and universal redistribution of that design or blueprint.
|Air Quality Egg||No||" ... a ... device that uses sensors to record changes in the levels of specified air contaminants."||GitHub||There are multiple references to it being "open-source hardware" on airquailityegg.com but the source and design files available on GitHub have no license.|
|BCN3D||yes||"A fully Open Source 3D printed robot arm"||source (GPLv3), hardware (CERN OHL), electronics (CERN OHL)|
|DIY LilCNC||yes||"... open-source set of plans for an inexpensive, fully functional 3-axis CNC ..."||DIYLilCNC||Downloads|
|Doti: Open Source Jacquard Loom||No||"open source"||Doti||From the website: "Doti is an open source desktop jacquard loom ..." yet no design files are available|
|FarmBot||yes||"Open Source CNC Farming"||source (MIT), design files (CC0)|
|InMoov||No||"InMoov is the first Open Source 3D printed life-size robot."||Design files are under a non commercial license.|
|Lasersaur||yes||"open source laser cutter"||Lasersaur||License|
|ODrive||yes||"... accurately driving brushless motors, for cheap."||source hardware|
|OpenCat||mixed||"A programmable and highly maneuverable robotic cat ..."||OpenCat||Source files are under MIT license but design files for the robot are not available.|
|Open Desk||mixed||"open"||OpenDesk.cc||Though they don't claim anywhere that they're "open source", the name is misleading. Many of their furniture designs are free/libre (CC0, CC-BY) but many are under a non-commercial license|
|OpenKnit||No||"open source digital knitting"||OpenKnit||No license on source, Instructables build under a non commercial license (CC-BY-NC-SA)|
|Open Press Project||No||"Open Press"||Martin Schneider||All design files are under a non commercial license (CC-BY-NC)|
|OpenROV||mixed||"OpenROV is a DIY telerobotics community centered around underwater exploration & adventure."||Source code is under an MIT license but design files are under a non commercial license (CC-BY-NC-SA).|
|OpenScanner||No||"Open Hardware"||OpenScan.eu||The project uses third party software to do the photogramatry, so the project consists of the PCB design files, Arduino code and 3D design files all which have no license information or are under a non-commercial license.|
|Open Source Fashion||unknown||"Open Source" in name||Open Source Fashion||I don't know what's "open source" about their site. It looks to be just a blog.|
|Free Sewing||yes||"an open source platform for made-to-measure sewing patterns"||Free Sewing||Source is free/libre and other content is under CC-BY|
|Openwear||yes * (now defunct)||"Openwear is an open-source brand concept ..."||Openwear||Pattern files look to be under free/libre licenses (CC-BY-SA etc.)|
|OSLoom||No||"open source jacquard loom"||OS Loom||Though there are claims of the source being under GPL and the hardware being under OHL, I can't find any design files. Other project design files, when available, are all under a non commercial license (CC-BY-NC-SA).|
|Poppy Humanoid||yes||"... an open-source and 3D printed humanoid robot."||source|
|Seamly2D / Valentina||yes||"Open source patternmaking software."||Seamly2D||Pattern making software|
|STM32 Open Source Multimeter||No||"Open source multimeter"."||EmbedBlog||All source, case design files and documentation are under a non-commercial license (CC-BY-NC-SA)|
|Thor||yes||"DIY 3D Printable Robotic Arm"||source (CC-BY-SA)|
From the Wikipedia entry on Open Source Software:
Open-source software (OSS) is computer software with its source code made available with a license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose.
This is an attempt to create a list of projects to reconcile claims of openness with whether they actually are open.
Often times companies claim that their projects are "open source", either computer source code, design files or other digital artifacts, but either fail to provide the source or fail to provide proper licensing.
When talking about other digital assets, either art files, design files, documentation, etc., what constitutes the analog of "open source" can get confusing, but I will generally take it to mean that they provide the fundamental copyrightable material to help with or recreate the project under a license that respects the freedoms of being able to run or create, to study, to change and to distribute, including distribution for commercial purposes.