[p2p-research] help please - open source hardware bottlenecks

Tere Vadén tere.vaden at uta.fi
Fri Nov 13 19:13:06 CET 2009


Samuel Rose wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 10:58 AM, Tere Vaden <Tere.Vaden at uta.fi> wrote:

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> Is there a co-editable table online somewhere?

There is now:

http://opensofthard.wikispaces.com/


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> I was talking with Paul the other day about why OpenMoko may have
> failed. I think the problem with OpenMoko may have been the attempt to
> mix conflicting models
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> Open source hardware may be a poor vehicle for short term, quick ROI
> venture capital. I think it is, so that is my opinion. I thunk
> OpenMoko sought that short term quick ROI venture capital, but since
> there are no guarantees with Open Hardware, then this may have scared
> off those investors.
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> It's my opinion that Open Hardware is better matched with long term,
> stable, self-sustaining growth. A support service organization can
> help steward this, and interact with the companies that do the
> development. I think this could be bolstered by people actually doing
> the legwork of seeking out qualified companies and participants. Plus,
> supporting the open source output with some form of not for profit
> organization.
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