IBM Joins the Open Hardware Movement

Posted 11 Apr 2005 at 16:58 UTC by steve Share This

Having had great success (and profit) so far from their acceptance of Free Software, IBM appears to be moving toward Open Hardware as well. A recent EE Times article describes a talk given by Juan-Antonio Carballo of IBM's venture capital group. He says open source hardware models are part of a wave of revolution coming to hardware world. IBM, of course, points to their Power.org as an example but most people will likely recognize better known open hardware organizations such as Open Collector, Open Cores, and Free Model Foundry, who've been doing Open Hardware for a long time. The funny thing is, it was just a few years ago that Jim Turley of Embedded Systems Magazine told us that the Open Hardware Movement was doomed to fail.

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