CIO Today: Open-Source Hardware Challenges Licensing Models
Feb 06, 2006, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"The open-source movement is entering a new era with industry
heavyweights such as IBM and Sun Microsystems announcing that for
the first time in their companies' histories they will make the
documentation for some of their hardware open source.
"IBM was among the first to do so in October 2004 when it
announced the opening of the IBM eServer BladeCenter specification
under the Berkley Software Design (BSD) license. In September 2004,
IBM launched the OpenPower project to allow Linux developers to
create, test and support Power 5-based OpenPower servers..."