Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 11th Nov 2005 21:42 UTC, submitted by Raffaele
Morphos On their blogspot site, Bill Buck and Raquel Velasco, owners of Genesi (which manufactures Pegasos PowerPC-CPU based motherboards) revealed that they could soon release all designs, layouts, HAL and Open Firmware of their platforms under GPL licence.
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RE: Good news? I don't think so
by Raffaele on Sat 12th Nov 2005 09:48 UTC in reply to "Good news? I don't think so"
Raffaele
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2005-11-12

Mr. Marcellus wrote:

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Having followed Genesi for a while, I'd say this is just a really desperate move to try to get people interested in their stuff.
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Maybe you are right. Maybe you are wrong.

If a complete hardware mainboard projects will be GPLed with all layout designs available on the web, then it could be the next big revolution after the launch of Linux.

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They are hoping that Linux and GPL fanboys will flock to their platform and let them do all the work in getting it properly finished, and giving it recognition.
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Well. I want to know the reactions by Stallman first.

If he will enjoy the idea to realize open sourced maiboards, then a vaste majority of Linux fans will embrace this project.

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If you fall for this now, don't complain later on when you discover that you've been fooled. You've been warned.
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We will seat and see what happens...

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