The creators of the OHR see peer review, design re-use, improved industry collaboration, better hardware, and a more fun design process as the primary benefits of their collaborative approach. I could not agree more.
I am impressed by the organization and functionality of the OHR collaboration tools. Each project has its own main hub page with tabs for project overview, wiki, activity, mailing list, issues, news, documents, files, and repository. Each project has a project manager, and a list of developers. OHR requires the sharing of anything it would take to duplicate each design, and encourages the sharing of all related files.
You can check out the features of their project collaboration platform by browsing the hub for this 5-bit port digital IO card in FMC form-factor.
Each project is licensed through one of the following licenses featured on the OHR licenses page which links to info on the CERN Open Hardware License (CERN OHL), the GNU General Public License (GPL), the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL), and the TAPR Open hardware License (TAPR OHL).