Ya (or Mu suggestions)

W.G. van de Hulst suyckerbol at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 07:09:19 EDT 2009

The problem has always been that open software was forced to lag
behind everything else, because of licensing issues, wasting time on
reverse engineering and so on.

Regardless of open source, there once was a world without Ethernet,
WiFi, BT, etc. Still they managed to achieve market penetration.

Now, the big question is if it's possible with open hardware to get
there first (ZigBee, SDR, green freakin' lasers, multicore/FPGA chips,
whatever). The advantage is you have much more control and you can
offer bridges and gadgets to fill the void. The risk is you might be
too early and fall flat on your face.

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