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[News] Free Software Movement Impacts Hardware and Energy

  • Subject: [News] Free Software Movement Impacts Hardware and Energy
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2010 11:41:39 +0000
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Open-source hardware takes baby steps toward the gadget mainstream

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| While there are numerous open-source computer 
| and electronics components available today, 
| only a handful of complete tech gadgets are 
| being developed under an open-source 
| philosophy. However, what exactly defines a 
| hardware project as being open source remains 
| ... well, open.


Open Source Energy Savings 

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| Now, following the path of so many other open 
| source projects, companies including Red Hat 
| and Cycle Computing are transforming Condor 
| into a product. Condor allows large numbers 
| of computers, whether servers, desktops or 
| engineering workstations, to be used as a 
| massive high-performance or high-throughput 
| computing facility.
| "Condor enables open and cost-effective high 
| throughput computing to environments scaling 
| up to 30,000 processors," says Jason Stowe, 
| CEO of Cycle Computing, which offers support 
| and management tools for Condor. 



Open source camera could pave the way for open source hardware

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| Recently a Techrepublic reader sent me a link to this story from Science Daily
| about a professor (Mark Levoy) of computer science at Stanford who is developing
| an open source camera. The article tells the story of a fledgling program,
| Computational Photography, which researches photography to help improve cameras.
| Mr. Levoy developed the camera so that other computational photographers could
| help improve the software.


Frankencamera is open source, runs on Linux

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| Photo scientists at Stanford University have conceived what is probably the
| world's first open-source camera. Their contraption, dubbed the
| Frankencamera, consists of a Nokia N95 mobile phone camera module, circuit
| board, a couple of lenses from Canon and Linux for all the open-source
| goodness.

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