Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

More on LinuxToday

The Future of Hardware is Open Source

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


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

[ 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..."

Complete Story

Related Stories: