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A Review: Ben NanoNote Gets Small with Embedded Linux

Jun 06, 2010, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

" Qi Hardware is now shipping its first "copyleft hardware" device, the ultra-portable Ben NanoNote.

"The palm-sized notebook is designed to be a hackable hardware platform for Linux developers, akin to what the Arduino board is for electronics projects. Key to making that vision a reality is keeping every part of the product open: the circuit board designs are licensed for reuse, every chip included uses open-source drivers -- and the system, of course, runs embedded Linux.

"Qi Hardware was founded in 2009 by several former developers and engineers from the Openmoko project, which initially set out to build a completely-free Linux-based mobile phone, but has since turned its attention to other projects."

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