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[4]: My freedom sense
by ODW-Developer on Fri 11th Nov 2005 23:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: My freedom sense"
ODW-Developer
Member since:
2005-10-12

Err ... "who said anything about Linux?"
Signed, "Linux is Poo" ...?
forget it...the point is you could use this for more than one use of a computer {see slides at end of blog}

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RE[5]: My freedom sense
by Tom K on Sat 12th Nov 2005 00:15 in reply to "RE[4]: My freedom sense"
Tom K Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, I understand that. Again, I was replying to the grandparent's comment about startups building "open" PCs. I can't explain my point *any* better than that.

And I didn't sign my post "Linux is Poo" -- that's just my username. I wasn't talking about Linux, I wasn't thinking about Linux.

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RE[6]: My freedom sense
by dylansmrjones on Sat 12th Nov 2005 08:14 in reply to "RE[5]: My freedom sense"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

You weren't thinking period? :p

Anyway, I agree with you on this one. This is not going to open for a lot of computer providers like we saw in the 80'es.

However, it will open for a bit more competition, but it's too early to say whether this will benefit small companies or individuals or the major companies. Hardware is actually quite expensive in quantities below 10.000 or higher (depends on the item).

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