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[News] Open Hardware Uses Linux-biased Chips, Giving Away Access Pays Off

  • Subject: [News] Open Hardware Uses Linux-biased Chips, Giving Away Access Pays Off
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 14:52:51 +0100
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BeagleBoard open source project gets shot in the ARM

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| And the open source community has lapped it 
| up. Currently, there are 164 projects 
| registered with the BeagleBoard website.


Giving it all away

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| Increasingly, due to the good offices of 
| Creative Commons, much of the content on the 
| web can be legally repurposed or 
| appropriated for other use. I think this is 
| a good thing. None of us want to waste time 
| re-inventing the proverbial wheel, and we 
| could bear in mind what Pablo Picasso once 
| said: 'Good artists borrow, great artists 
| steal'. So OK, 'steal' is an emotive word, 
| which we probably don't want to associate 
| with, but I get the sentiments behind the 
| statement. A lot of art and music could be 
| said to be 'derivative' - and there have 
| been many court cases and fallings out over 
| this grey area of creativity, but here's my 
| point: I don't mind at all if other people 
| borrow my content for their own purposes, as 
| long as they attribute it to me and don't 
| make any commercial profit at my expense. 
| Many already have - some people have 
| actually translated my content into other 
| languages or used as a part of larger works. 
| I'm an advocate not only of Open Educational 
| Resources, but also the idea of Open 
| Scholarship, which is where academics and 
| scholars not only make their content 
| available for free, they also open up 
| themselves to constructive criticism from 
| their peers. I hope we see more of this in 
| the coming years and I am confident we 
| shall.



Open Source DIY Tablet Kit Promises Versatility

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| Last but not least is the BeagleJuice. As the
| main source of power, it's fitting that the
| power switch is located on this 2600 mAh
| power pack. It outputs up to 1.5 amps,
| promising a max battery life of 6.5 hours for
| the BeagleBoard (no info on how the
| BeagleTouch's operation affects this).
| Charging is accomplished through one or both
| type-B USB ports.

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