OSHWA El Salvador LogoIn February 2016, El Salvador opened the first international branch of OSHWA in order to support open initiatives of hardware to be shared with the region and the world.

Since the regional gathering at the first Open Hardware Encounter in 2013, the Open Hardware Community of El Salvador (Open Hardware SV) started working with different individuals and communities of professionals, builders and hobbyists who share the philosophy of free access to source code, manuals, and other documentation that allows the construction of hardware products, with a special interest in the sustainable development of technological of assets for education and development in the region. The work made by the community has been based in values of equality, solidarity, interdisciplinary, neutrality, and transparency.