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[News] Arduino Called an Open Source Hardware Success Story

  • Subject: [News] Arduino Called an Open Source Hardware Success Story
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:46:08 +0100
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Event #3 â Arduino: An Open Source Hardware Success Story

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| For the third meeting we'll be asking the 
| question "what factors contribute to the 
| success of an open source hardware project?", 
| and using Arduino and derivatives LilyPad 
| Arduino and the concurrency.cc board as the 
| basis for an informal case study 
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http://oshug.org/event/3


Recent:

Arduino â the hardware revolution

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| Enter, the Arduino: a low-cost, open source,
| tiny hardware board for connecting the real
| world to your computer, and/or to the whole
| internet. What can be done with it?
| Everything. The limit is the imagination, and
| as youâll see from a few of the example
| creations we review here, imaginative use is
| the norm.
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http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/features/arduino-the-hardware-revolution/


Arduino development on OpenSolaris

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| Part of the draw of Arduino development is
| that it is open-source and cross-platform.
| It is hard to believe that it took this
| long but OpenSolaris can be added to the
| list of operating systems that love to
| work with Arduino.
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http://hackaday.com/2009/12/13/arduino-development-on-opensolaris/


Related:

Build It. Share It. Profit. Can Open Source Hardware Work?

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| That's because the Arduino board is a piece of open source hardware, free for
| anyone to use, modify, or sell. Banzi and his team have spent precious
| billable hours making the thing, and they sell it themselves for a small
| profit â while allowing anyone else to do the same. They're not alone in this
| experiment. In a loosely coordinated movement, dozens of hardware inventors
| around the world have begun to freely publish their specs. There are open
| source synthesizers, MP3 players, guitar amplifiers, and even high-end
| voice-over-IP phone routers. You can buy an open source mobile phone to talk
| on, and a chip company called VIA has just released an open source laptop:
| Anyone can take its design, fabricate it, and start selling the notebooks.
|
| [...]
|
| Then again, Linux sounded pretty insane, too, back in 1991, when Linus
| Torvalds announced it. Nobody believed a bunch of part-time volunteers could
| create something as complex as an operating system, or that it would be more
| stable than Windows. Nobody believed Fortune 500 companies would trust
| software that couldn't be "owned." Yet 17 years later, the open source
| software movement has been crucial to the Cambrian explosion of the Web
| economy. Linux enabled Google to build dirt-cheap servers; Java and Perl and
| Ruby have become the lingua franca for building Web 2.0 applications; and the
| free Web-server software Apache powers nearly half of all Web sites in the
| world. Open source software gave birth to the Internet age, making everyoneâ
| even those who donated their laborâbetter off.
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http://www.wired.com/techbiz/startups/magazine/16-11/ff_openmanufacturing
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