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[2]: My freedom sense
by Morty on Fri 11th Nov 2005 23:58 UTC
Morty
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2005-07-06

First of the parent did not say anything about chip manufacturing, which as you say are a tad expensive.

But the thing with starting a range of computer providers are quite possible, afterall that's the way the current major platform got started. Or IBM compatible PC as they used to be referred to.

And there are no need to build your own motherboard manufacturing plant as there already exist lots for hire, and they would probably do a better and cheaper job. But depending on capacity you can still set up a complete manufacturing line from round $1.5-3 million, so it's not a impossible investment even for a small company.

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