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LinuxPlanet: Opengear Focuses on Open Source Hardware

Jul 07, 2005, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Maria Winslow)

"It will come as no surprise to many that the notion of open source is not just for software. I recently spoke with Bob Waldie, CEO of Opengear, about his efforts to apply the open source model to hardware.

"LinuxPlanet: Your background is in hardware, right?

"Bob Waldie: Each business I have been in over the past 20 years has developed hardware solutions. But there's always been a wealth of software embedded in these hardware products. The R&D teams were always predominantly software, and the innovation in our products, and the value we delivered to customers, invariably is found in the software, even though we deliver it shrowd in hardware. So I'd say I have a hardware and embedded software background..."

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