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I am not sure if this is one of the purposes of this site, if not, please remove/move to the correct site.

I recently bought a CX20 drone that was said to be open source. I have not been able to find the CAD files or software anywhere. Is there a standard location that this data is kept for open source projects?

Here is a link to the product.

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    The first place to ask would be the store you bought it from. But there's a chance someone else might know. – curiousdannii Oct 17 '15 at 15:13
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There is no standard for publishing/archiving source code for an open source project. Many organizations use a public repository (e.g. GitHub), others provide access via a download from their site. It is also common to include the source with the install/binaries (e.g. .zip file) or on any distributed media with a product.

The Open Source Initiative, the stewards of the Open Source Definition, and an internationally recognized authority in open source standards and practices, requires access to un-obfuscated source code. So if the organization distributing the software is claiming that that software is open source, they must provide you the source.

A suggestion for your specific case would be to simply contact the company that sold it to you (as @curiousdannii mentioned).

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Cheeson violates our open source license that we have on ArduPilot and unfortunately they have not published their files. You can find out more about the original files at http://ardupilot.com/

  • Thanks for this answer and welcome to the site! Sorry to hear about your stuff being used in violation of the license you provided. Have you considered contacting the FSF?opensource.stackexchange.com/questions/52/… May be relevant. – Martijn Oct 19 '15 at 17:19
  • @Martijn, unless OP gave the rights to the FSF, they have no standing. They might want to/be able to point in the right direction, but no guarantee. – vonbrand Oct 19 '15 at 20:26
  • @vonbrand they have no standing, but they do give assistance, even if they can't sue themselves, and help with the options available. – Martijn Oct 19 '15 at 20:33

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