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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.

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.

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