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Open Hardware Journal

http://openhardware.org

The open hardware organization has published the first issue with the purpose of sharing the design of physical or electronic objects with the public. The right to use, modify, redistribute, and manufacture, commercially or as a non-profit, is granted to everyone without any royalty or fee. Perhaps this could be the beginning of the end of the firmware issues plaguing the free software community at the moment.

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3 Good Reasons To Buy an Open-PC

http://www.pcworld.com

With prices starting at $249 in the United States, the Open-PC's price isn't insignificant. On the other hand, if you factor in the inclusion of support, the "just works" factor and an included donation to the KDE project, the Open-PC could be a compelling choice.

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Sale of Linux powered Open-PC starts with three models and partners

http://blog.karlitschek.de

The first PC which is build by the free software community and not by a big company. Everybody can contribute. The Open-PC is using only free software and drivers. The good news is that they are not starting with one or two but with three manufacturing partners and models. They are working together with ARLT and greeniX in Germany and ThinkPenguin in the US

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The Real Open Source Hardware Revolution

http://www.computerworlduk.com

I recently wrote about the latest iteration of the Open Source Hardware Definition, which provides a framework for crafting open hardware licences. It's a necessary and important step.

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BeagleBoard Gives New Power to Open Source Gadgets

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Wired: "Open source hardware hobbyists now have a chipset to play with that's comparable to the powerful processors found in smartphones such as the Nexus One or HTC Incredible."

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OSHUG, new UK user group for open source hardware

http://www.h-online.com

Debut meeting will see presentations on the XCore XS1 microprocessor and a new

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The Open-PC: one step closer to open-hardware

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

At the Gran Canaria Open Desktop Summit in July 2009, the Open-PC project was announced. The statement said the project aimed to "cooperatively design a Free Software based computer by and for the community". Further this PC would use only hardware for which there are free software drivers available. This would be a PC with the minimal compromise required for running a free desktop.

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Open source hardware 2009 - The definitive guide to open source hardware projects in 2009

http://blog.makezine.com

Welcome to definitive guide to open source hardware projects in 2009. First up - What is open source hardware?

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Open Graphics Project to Announce Pre-Orders

http://kerneltrap.org

Open Graphics Project founder Timothy Miller recently noted on the project's mailing list that they are set to announce that their first hardware, the OGD1, is ready for pre-order.

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Impossible thing #5: Open hardware, from the LART to the C,mm,n

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

So far, I’ve identified examples of free, commons-based production of just about every category of pure information product which exists. And that leads to the next question: what about the material marketplace? Can community methods be used to design, prototype, and manufacture physical products?

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Exploring the motivations behind the Open Graphics Project

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Excitement in the Open Graphics community is quite high as it approaches its first production run of the FPGA-based “Open Graphics Development” board, known as “OGD1”. It will be available for pre-sale this month with the first units expected to ship soon thereafter. The board is targeted at hardware developers, with the specific goal of supporting development and testing of designs for a fully-documented consumer Open Hardware Graphics Card to be implemented using an ASIC (thus resolving one of the biggest obstacles to free software on the desktop).

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Goal: Dell FREEDOM Box - A Fully Open System for Home Users by 2010

http://www.ideastorm.com

Set a goal of having at least one fully open system for home users by the end of 2010! This would be Dell's greatest endeavor yet!

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The Future of Hardware is Open Source

http://www.raiden.net

What if we lived in a world where all hardware was open source, including CPU’s, memory, motherboards, and all peripherals? Would it be a better world, or would it be a rolling nightmare, plagued with problems, and rampant with show stopping bugs that would bring the world to a grinding halt? I honestly think the fore more than the latter.

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FOSSFA calls for use of open hardware

http://www.tectonic.co.za

In conjunction with Software Freedom Day, the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) has made a call for governments to purchase hardware that will not limit its choice of what software to run.

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