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Emma explains that the primary purpose of a design system is to function and be useful to the company it was designed by.

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>> And this kind of begs the question, who are designs systems for? And Chris Coyer wrote an article in CSS Tricks, and he said if a design system is by a company it's for that company. So it might be open source, but any old random developer who wants to use it is not the target audience.

[00:00:16] We actually open source our systems to share knowledge. So while I technically could go and I could integrate IBM Carbon into my personal blog and style it like an IBM product, I wouldn't necessarily do that. It's possible, but that's not the primary purpose.