Bringing Silicon Back to Silicon Valley? The open-source approach to developing new technologies is entering a new realm, with the potential to change an entire industry. For years, open-source has lived exclusively in the software domain. From Linux to GitHub, open-source software has become a powerful way to bring new products and solutions to market. This open-source transformation in software is now making its way to hardware, with far-reaching implications. Open-source has the potential to be as big a game-changer in hardware as it has been in software.