The Future of Hardware is Open Source

[ 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…”