[News] Free Software Inspires More Free/Libre Hardware

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- From Open Source to Open Hardware

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| This column mainly talks about open source 
| software, for the simple reason that code 
| dominates the world of openness. But open 
| source hardware does exist, albeit in a 
| very early, rudimentary form. Last Friday, 
| I went along to NESTA for what was billed 
| as an “Open Hardware Camp”. Fortunately, I 
| didn't see any tents, since that's not 
| really my kind of thing; what I did see 
| was a huge amount of enthusiasm, and some 
| interesting hints of things to come.


Manufacturing, Reinvented

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| European researchers have created the 
| architecture, hardware and software that 
| will enable super-agile distributed 
| corporations capable of reconfiguring 
| themselves on the fly. It promises to make 
| 'made-to-order' a reality for consumers.


People Power Wins Smart Grid Grant for “Lean Green Energy-Saving Machine”

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| People Power plans to distribute OSHAN 
| (Open Source Home Area Network)—its free, 
| open source wireless software —and SuRF 
| (Sensor Ultra Radio Frequency)—its low-
| cost hardware and software development kit 
| —to engineers early next year.


Boxee Swings for Spot in Set-Top Box Ring

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| The open source software company debuted 
| its new hardware device at the Music Hall 
| of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, N.Y., on 
| Monday. The new device, essentially a TV 
| set-top box, will augment the current beta 
| software that's available so far only to 
| invited testers. Boxee officials expect to 
| have the first consumer TV boxes on sale 
| for around US$200 during the second 
| quarter of 2010.



Open Source Hardware Project RepRap Creates its First Circuit

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| RepRap is an open source hardware project that aims to create a
| self-replicating machine or a 'universal constructor' by using rapid
| prototyping. That means the machine can manufacture objects directly
| including itself, endlessly.

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While I was at Ancestry.com, we used the StrengthsFinder assessment to give us insights into ourselves. If you haven’t taken it, I highly recommend ...

The Famous Software Company - Development Blog
A year ago I was looking for an app that enabled me to stream audio from iTunes to my iPhone. I was sharing an apartment at the time, and in ...

A Software Insider's Point of View
Innovative CIO’s Betting On Disruptive Technologies That Impact Enterprise Business Value In the Four Personas of the Next Gen CIO published ...

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