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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, 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..."

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