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[News] Bug Labs Embracing Google's Implementation of Linux

  • Subject: [News] Bug Labs Embracing Google's Implementation of Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 01:41:48 +0000
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Googleâs Android to Run Bug Labs Devices, Expand Beyond Phones

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| Google Inc.âs Android open-source operating 
| system will run on Bug Labs Inc. devices, 
| expanding its hardware lineup and developer 
| community beyond mobile phones and netbooks.


Bug Labs Unveils The BUG 2.0 Platform, Support For Android Development


Versatile Bug Labs Embraces Android


Bug Labs Unveils BUG 2.0 platform, Adds Support for Android and OMAPâ 3 Platform from Texas Instruments 



Bug Labs creates open source Lego for software engineers

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| Most of the new breed of open source hardware centers on specific products.
| Bug Labs is taking a different approach. Instead of developing particular
| devices, Bug Labs' goal is to provide a Lego-like collection of open source
| hardware and software that customers can use to build their own devices.
| According to CEO Peter Semmelhack, the result should be not only a higher
| degree of innovation, but also a forerunner of the hardware business of the
| future.
| [...]
| "The mission for us," Semmelhack says, "is to create a platform that allows
| anyone to build any project they want by snapping it together like Lego. And
| to have the gadget be reliable, robust, and not too ugly or clunky-looking,
| and to make it easy to innovate in electronics in a way that hasn't been
| possible before." Software engineering expertise is still required to make
| use of Bug Labs' products -- specifically, expertise in GNU/Linux and Java --
| but Semmelhack's plans are to remove as many of the hardware-specific
| barriers as possible.
| The new Lego
| The Bug Labs product line centers on the Bugbase, which consists of a CPU,
| RAM, a battery, and USB hubs and other connectors for adding modules. It runs
| a GNU/Linux distribution built around Openembedded. The largest modifications
| that the company has had to make to the Bugbase are device drivers, and
| improvements to make all of the modules hot-swappable.
| The code for all these improvements, Semmelhack stresses, has been
| released. "We consider ourselves an active part of the Linux community -- and
| not just a taker, but a contributor. We chose Linux because everything we do
| is open source, software and hardware. Openness is very important for
| innovation."


Hardware Mash-ups and Bug Lab's Bug

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| That sense of joyful wonder, playful construction and even sense of danger
| was resurrected both literally and metaphorically when I began exploring the
| learning potential of Bug Labs' BUG -- an open embedded Linux-based
| combination of a BUGbase and four BUGmodules.


Open-Source Gadget Maker Bug Labs Closes Third Funding Round

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| NYC-based Bug Labs, which makes open-source mobile devices, has raised a
| third round of funding. Leading the round: Court Square Ventures. Existing
| investors Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital also participated. No
| financial terms disclosed, but Bug says it'll use the money to expand its
| marketing efforts, hire people, etc.


Bug Labs: Itâs about open-sourcing hardware

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| At the core of Bug Labs business model is a hardware appliance called
| the âBug.â About the size of an iPhone, the Bugbase device is a fully
| featured Linux PC (IT Management) with ports that allow up to four modules to
| be fitted in place.

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