Distributed Quality Control
Distributed Quality Control (DQC) of open source hardware refers to quality control performed not in centralized facilities, but by distributed microfactories. OSE is experimenting with this paradigm as a route to the open source economy of distributed manufacturing and Distributive Enterprise. The scale of production can be as small as home-scale production, or community-based microfactories.
Engaging in DQR involves producing documentation. The most effective documentation is a time lapse video showing test procedures for visual examination by a reviewer.