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Google Page Rank Is Dead - Part II
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== Open Circuits ==
  
I mentioned how Google's Page Ranking System has become obsolete, but at the same time, many business savvy entrepreneurs still give it credit and could possibly discredit or credit your internet site appropriately to it's position.  
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Open Circuits is a wiki for sharing [[open source electronics]] knowledge, schematics, board layouts, ports and parts libraries. Please help us to build this resource by submitting your descriptions, projects, instructions, techniques, board layouts, PCB footprints, and other documentation for electronics. This includes
  
Simply I - Google Site List Is Dead - Or Ist It?
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* [[Open Circuits website]] is where you should discuss issues about the opencircuits.com website itself.
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* [[Projects]]: open hardware [[Music Player]]s, [[atomic microscope]]s, [[PC]], [[PDA]], [[Open Mobile Gadgets|mobile phone]]s, etc.
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* [[Ideas]]: including [[Basic Circuits and Circuit Building Blocks]] -- Circuits you will use over and over.
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* [[Techniques]]: for doing things, often using [[hardware tool]]s or [[software tool]]s or both. Includes tips for designing custom printed circuit boards (PCBs), [[PCB Manufacturers]], assembly, and embedded system programming and testing.
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* [[Components]]: Lists of components, where to purchase them, how to use them.  For many components there are links to projects using that particular component, this is especially true for [[microcontroller]]s, for example follow the links down to PIC microcontrollers and you will find many project links as well as tutorials. General tips on [[connectors]], [[battery|batteries]], [[enclosures]], as well as more specific information on [[Popular Parts]].
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* [[Meta Open Source]]: Not projects or information on projects, but stuff about Open Hardware Initiatives and the open source movement in general, including tips on picking a [[hardware license]] to make it easier for others to collaborate with you.
  
I mentioned how Google's Page Ranking System has become obsolete, but in the same time, many business experienced entrepreneurs however give it credit and might discredit or credit your site accordingly to it's rank.  
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Many of the section titles are active links, click on them.
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* [[Test Equipment and Other Equipment]] See what is going on in your circuits, charge your batteries, etc.
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* [[Tutorials]] How to understand and plan what you are doing.  These are for general theory, more specific information is linked to its topic.
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* [[PCB Footprints]] Don't reinvent the wheel. Known working open PCB footprints for various components.
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* [[HackerSpaces]] And hacker orgnizations.  These are the white hat guys hacking electronics to make things.  Includes DIY types, the people who read Make Magazine.
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* [[Got A Blog, Wiki or Website?]] Link to it on the [[Got A Blog, Wiki or Website?]] or [[WikiNode]] page.
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* [[Got a Technical Question?]] Perhaps it will be answered, perhaps not.  Google for it first in the spirit of RTFM.  Please do not ask us to do a school project for you.
  
"Let us really go thorough to just take our 1st steps towards leaving Google's page rank behind!"
 
  
If you are like 1000's of individuals on the web, you have been following page standing so close for so long, it could be really however for you to break the habit. "No behavior could be completely broken, it have to be replaced with another."
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== Meta Open Source ==
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[[Meta Open Source]]:
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Not projects or information on projects, but stuff about Open Hardware Initiatives and the open source movement ( mostly hardware ) itself.
  
1st Step: Eliminate Page Rank From Your Own Google ToolBar
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The '''Open Source Movement''', typically covers '''Open Hardware''', '''Open Firmware''', and '''Open Software'''.
  
Google will probably perhaps not like me for this one but I suggest hitting "Options" within your google toolbar, lose "Page Rank.[http://www.linkemperor.com/ link emeperor]
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'''Open Hardware''' is similar to '''[http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html Free] and [http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php Open Source Software]'''.
  
Congratulations, you have done it. Marketing your site has brought a new turn, a bright street is ahead!!
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The '''Open Firmware''' movement provides firmware (i.e.: micro-code specifically related to the subcoding of hardware devices) which you may also know as '''soft-IP''' or '''FPGA''' coding see [http://www.opencores.org Open Cores] for more details.
[http://www.linkemperor.com/affiliate-program affiliate seo]
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We could now go back and search on the internet. Before we do, do not think about what sort of website's significance was assessed by Google's page ranking, rather take a good look at each site that you visit.  
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Pay particular attention to the information, structure, functionality, and friendliness. Do you like it? Why do you enjoy it? All the way down issues, pictures, layouts, anything that you like from sites that you go by.  
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Excellent examples of specific Open Hardware projects are listed on our [[Projects]] page.
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Discussions of more general open-hardware ideas are on a few pages here, such as
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[[open source electronics]], [[Ideas]], [[Meta Open Source]], etc.
  
Develop a "Favorites Folder" inside your browser, call it "Opportunities." In this "opportunities" folder, include sites that interest you, or your visitors would be interested by that.  
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Just as many important pieces of open-source software are, in turn, used to develop software (including more open-source software),
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many important open-hardware devices are, in turn, used to develop hardware devices (including more open-hardware devices) --
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such as [[Oscilloscope#Open Source Oscilloscopes]].
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There's also a bit of crossover, in that [[software tool]]s (many of them open-source software) are often used to develop open-source hardware.
  
Combine all these favorite items that you love to form new ventures for your company. Keep GOING BACK again to these web methods which you loved and take a peek to see if there are any good opportunities for both companies to succeed together.
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=== Licenses ===
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: ''consider moving this section to: [[hardware license]]''
  
Web Marketing is never done alone, successful advertising on line needs one to create your own personal "web" to catch readers with. What better way to do this then by joining with web sites that you want.  
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The most common "open hardware" licenses are the [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ Creative Commons Licenses] and the [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GNU General Public License].
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The GNU people wrote the [http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#DoesTheGPLAllowMoney the GPL FAQ]
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to deal with common questions and misunderstandings of the GPL.
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The GNU people go on to say
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: "We encourage people who redistribute free software to charge as much as they wish or can. If this seems surprising to you, [http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html please read on." -- GNU: "Selling Free Software"]
  
Why should we do that?
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For example, Linksys makes money selling (among other things) their [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linksys_WRT54G_series Linksys WRT54G series] routers, which use Linux under the GPL license.
  
To be able to steer clear of Google's Page Ranking completely, we have to replace it with our very own "web measurement system" to determine whether or not our organization should propose, swap advertisements, or conduct business with one other.  
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To understand what your entitlements and responsibilities are under the applicable license(s); each hardware, firmware and/or software piece you have either copied, modified, developed using tools provided or if you intend distributing your development, you '''MUST''' read each and every license, and be specifically aware that you may not mix such license(s) together unless they can co-exist under one umbrella license. For example you may modify, copy, enhance and distribute parts your project which are all under the same license e.g.: or .
  
Ultimately, we will not be selecting websites just because they rank effectively, we will eventually be selecting only websites that we all personally like.  
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Some people are working on licenses that are specifically designed for "open hardware".
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"Open Source Hardware (OSHW) Draft Definition 1.0"[http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW].
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Wikipedia: "Open Hardware License"[http://daivx.webchuyennghiep.net/dam-cong-so-cho-mua-he]
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mentions
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"CERN Open Hardware License"[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CERN_Open_Hardware_License][http://www.ohwr.org/documents/88]
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and the "TAPR Open Hardware License"[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TAPR_Open_Hardware_License].
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David L. Jones has a short video that discusses open-source hardware[http://www.eevblog.com/2011/08/12/eevblog-195-open-source-hardware-explained/] and mentions several licenses, including the
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CERN Open Hardware Licence[http://www.ohwr.org/projects/cernohl/wiki].
  
Personal methods produce a better world to your visitors. Just remember, a lot of these potential customers do not know concerning the world of Google Page Ranking and how you may of been addicted to it.  
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Jim E. Bullock.
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[http://apps.americanbar.org/buslaw/blt/2003-07-08/bullock.html "Passing it on: The technology license"]
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defines many legal terms common in technology licenses.
  
Developing A Private Rank System:
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== Help Us Make Open Circuits Better ==
  
In order to personally list websites, there are certainly a few sizes it is possible to take... Ask yourself these questions when browsing...
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What are we:
  
* What is their alexa position? or Rank from Ranking.com?
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Looks like we are defining this by way of who contributes and what.  I ( [[russ_hensel]] ) am a new member so may or may not have it right.
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This is what I think:
  
Does the site seem to be getting corresponding traffic with yours?
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*An introduction to Electronic theory, suitable for the hobbyist.
  
Does your website you are looking at have incoming links from Google in the same market as yours? Pay close focus on who links for the internet sites your study. [http://www.linkemperor.com/pricing inside link emporer]
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*Guide to locating and using components and tools.
  
* Most Important: Do you get yourself a good feeling when you visit their site?
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*Details on how to build various projects.
  
8 times out of 10, other visitors won't both, If you do not. I never recommend a web site that will not feel right. 1st impressions mean a lot more than people think. Sometimes, the web can be a activity and several things that individuals see make us react to it without even knowing it. You want people to like you and trust you enough to do with business with you.  
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*Building some sense of community among builders.
  
* Last but not least: Will you be happy knowing that your visitors can be better off as a result of it and the web sites you advise have a personal contact?
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There are two means of carrying this out:
  
Once we all enter a great rhythm on line and begin putting full private resources on our websites, the world wide web will be a better position for all our readers.
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*Write material for the site or
  
Take to and allow the larger reference directories within your field to record every thing possible, the best strategy for your business is to create something together with your own personal touch.  
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*Link to material you may have written or have located on the web.  There is so much stuff on the web that lets not write it here unless it is at least somewhat unique.  
[http://www.linkemperor.com/ web link emperior]
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I hope you've liked this II part collection!
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What do you think, discuss it here if very general, else on the discussion page ( link at top of page ).
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*[[We love volunteers]]
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*[[Help:contents]]
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*[[Spam]]  What should we do about it, it is a real problem now ( Feb 08 ).
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Latest revision as of 09:19, 6 January 2017

[edit] Open Circuits

Open Circuits is a wiki for sharing open source electronics knowledge, schematics, board layouts, ports and parts libraries. Please help us to build this resource by submitting your descriptions, projects, instructions, techniques, board layouts, PCB footprints, and other documentation for electronics. This includes

Many of the section titles are active links, click on them.


[edit] Meta Open Source

Meta Open Source: Not projects or information on projects, but stuff about Open Hardware Initiatives and the open source movement ( mostly hardware ) itself.

The Open Source Movement, typically covers Open Hardware, Open Firmware, and Open Software.

Open Hardware is similar to Free and Open Source Software.

The Open Firmware movement provides firmware (i.e.: micro-code specifically related to the subcoding of hardware devices) which you may also know as soft-IP or FPGA coding see Open Cores for more details.

Excellent examples of specific Open Hardware projects are listed on our Projects page. Discussions of more general open-hardware ideas are on a few pages here, such as open source electronics, Ideas, Meta Open Source, etc.

Just as many important pieces of open-source software are, in turn, used to develop software (including more open-source software), many important open-hardware devices are, in turn, used to develop hardware devices (including more open-hardware devices) -- such as Oscilloscope#Open Source Oscilloscopes. There's also a bit of crossover, in that software tools (many of them open-source software) are often used to develop open-source hardware.

[edit] Licenses

consider moving this section to: hardware license

The most common "open hardware" licenses are the Creative Commons Licenses and the GNU General Public License. The GNU people wrote the the GPL FAQ to deal with common questions and misunderstandings of the GPL. The GNU people go on to say

"We encourage people who redistribute free software to charge as much as they wish or can. If this seems surprising to you, please read on." -- GNU: "Selling Free Software"

For example, Linksys makes money selling (among other things) their Linksys WRT54G series routers, which use Linux under the GPL license.

To understand what your entitlements and responsibilities are under the applicable license(s); each hardware, firmware and/or software piece you have either copied, modified, developed using tools provided or if you intend distributing your development, you MUST read each and every license, and be specifically aware that you may not mix such license(s) together unless they can co-exist under one umbrella license. For example you may modify, copy, enhance and distribute parts your project which are all under the same license e.g.: or .

Some people are working on licenses that are specifically designed for "open hardware". "Open Source Hardware (OSHW) Draft Definition 1.0"[1]. Wikipedia: "Open Hardware License"[2] mentions "CERN Open Hardware License"[3][4] and the "TAPR Open Hardware License"[5]. David L. Jones has a short video that discusses open-source hardware[6] and mentions several licenses, including the CERN Open Hardware Licence[7].

Jim E. Bullock. "Passing it on: The technology license" defines many legal terms common in technology licenses.

[edit] Help Us Make Open Circuits Better

What are we:

Looks like we are defining this by way of who contributes and what. I ( russ_hensel ) am a new member so may or may not have it right. This is what I think:

  • An introduction to Electronic theory, suitable for the hobbyist.
  • Guide to locating and using components and tools.
  • Details on how to build various projects.
  • Building some sense of community among builders.

There are two means of carrying this out:

  • Write material for the site or
  • Link to material you may have written or have located on the web. There is so much stuff on the web that lets not write it here unless it is at least somewhat unique.

What do you think, discuss it here if very general, else on the discussion page ( link at top of page ).

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