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Open Graphics Project to Announce Pre-Orders

Apr 14, 2008, 13:30 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Open Graphics Project founder Timothy Miller recently noted on the project's mailing list that they are set to announce that their first hardware, the OGD1, is ready for pre-order. 'The OGD1 design has actually been finished for a couple of months now,' he began, explaining that they've been setting up a way to process pre-orders for the first 100 boards. The board will retail at $1,500, with a $100 discount offered for the first 100 pre-orders. 'These are pre-orders, not orders,' Timothy continued, 'that means the lead time is unpredictable. We don't have a stock. We will purchase a stock based on the number of pre-orders we get. Also, this means that if we never get a large enough number of pre-orders, we will be unable to fulfill them; all pre-orders would be canceled, and no one would be charged anything.' He then explained that though the OGD1 could function as a graphics card, it is instead offered as a competitively priced FPGA development kit, 'we need to make it clear what OGD1 is and why buying one is an important step for Free Software...'"

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