Wired: Open Source Takes on Hardware Biz
Dec 17, 2003, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The open-source movement may be giving the software industry a
run for its money. But can it do the same for hardware?
"According to Damjan Lampret, founder of OpenCores.org, a
consortium of developers dedicated to applying open source to
hardware design, the answer is a resounding "Yes."
"Speaking before a group of 30 representatives from the hardware
industry Monday night at the Freedom Technology Center in Mountain
View, California, Lampret unveiled the organization's most recent
development: a functional system-on-chip microprocessor, developed
entirely from freely available open-source blueprints..."