"Chipmaker VIA has announced its new OpenBook Mini-Note
reference design, which is a set of 'open' specifications for its
next-generation ultramobile concept. VIA is making the reference
design publicly available in order to provide third-party hardware
manufacturers with a starting point for creating subnotebook
products based on VIA's hardware platform.
"In addition to offering a list of recommended components and
basic specifications, VIA is also providing CAD files for the
physical enclosure of its reference design. VIA says that the CAD
files will be distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons
Attribution Share-Alike (CC-AS) license so that manufacturers will
be able to reduce their development costs by simply customizing the
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