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The Future of Hardware is Open Source

Oct 09, 2007, 21:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lake)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"What if we lived in a world where all hardware was open source, including CPU's, memory, motherboards, and all peripherals? Would it be a better world, or would it be a rolling nightmare, plagued with problems, and rampant with show stopping bugs that would bring the world to a grinding halt? I honestly think the fore more than the latter. Sure, there's always the possibility that going open source with hardware would be a bad thing, and could lead to a lot more issues. But at the same time, I think it has its potentials. And OEM's need fear not, as there'll still be a need for proprietary systems designed to meet specialized needs that wouldn't be fulfilled by the open hardware community. But that's true in any sector of open development..."

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