A Review: Ben NanoNote Gets Small with Embedded Linux
Jun 06, 2010, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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" 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."