Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Apr 2012 17:39 UTC
Google Well, this has been a very, very long time in the making. Google has finally unveiled its big Dropbox competitor: Google Drive. You start with 5GB for free, and you can go all the way to 1TB for $50 per month. This is a big deal for many (if you were to use rumouring as a gauge), but all I can think of is this: why on earth would you entrust your files to a company - any company - whose sole interest is extracting money from you, and who, to boot, is subject to crazy American laws?
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RE[2]: What about...
by galvanash on Tue 24th Apr 2012 18:35 UTC in reply to "RE: What about..."
galvanash
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The more I think about it the more it makes sense to me.

Its perfect for OSS - because you could have one team of developers concentrate on the device software and the APIs exclusively. Each "client" (Linux, Windows, OSX, Android, iOS, etc.) could be a separate dev team - its all very orthagonal and clean, everyone could work fairly independently of each other and optimize for the target platform extensively.

Some (or all) of the money generated by hardware sales could be used to fund bounties or reward top contributors or whatever. The point is that instead of developers seeing their work pilfered by a hardware manufacturer they could actually get into the game themselves and make at least a little money.

I also found this:

http://solidworksbootcamp.com/raspberry-pi-board-b-enclosure/

I think it is just a concept housing, but it sure looks nice... Someone is bound to start making and selling these kinds of things soon.

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