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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..."

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