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James "Xakh" Lynch superstuff7 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 13:46:38 EST 2012


I'm sorry, that last post really read like an advertisement. The Nanonote,
as sold by Sharism, one of the official partners of Qi-Hardware, sells the
device for about 99 dollars American. Tuxbrain sells them for quite a bit
more for some reason.

On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 1:30 PM, Rafael Ignacio Zurita <
rafaelignacio.zurita at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 12:38:40PM -0500, George wrote:
> > Open hardware, open source, open market.
>
> Is that so like that?
> Nanonote is not open hardware 100% (warning note: I am not completely sure
> about this:
> what is 100% open hardware?, but IIRC you can not make nanonote units
> easily).
> You need to buy them from the company who makes it and try to open it 100%
> yet.
> So open market is not so easy either. WEll, you can buy many nanonotes
> paying
> around 90 euros, and then sell them 90 USD, that is possible and open. But
> maybe you do not earn a lot of money. :P
>
> For me, open hardware and open source mean, in this case, in an open
> platform
> great to contribute with software and some hardware adds (like atben,
> atusb,
> ubb, serial stuff, etc). Make a community around them. Improve the stuff
> from your place.
>
> But this kind of electronic devices are not so useful for open market (if
> you
> want to get money selling them), whatever open market means.
>
> I would love to see the nanonote, M1, or any other product from this open
> hw/sw
> community with the succes which ORSAI magazine has :
>
> http://editorialorsai.com/
>
> Check the youtube video. Sorry, in spanish only. BUt this magazine and this
> video is the most amazing open thing, with a huge community around it,
>  which
> succeded from 2011. The magazine is expensive, no advertising in it, huge
> as a book,
> high quality, no editors or companies between the people who make the
> magazine
> and the community who buy it. All the writers and artists who wrote and
> painted
> for the magazine got their payments. And they sold 10.000 of #1 before they
> printed those. There were 4 numbers in 2011. They sold all the printed
> magazines
> during last year. And the ORSAI people do exactly the opposite to the
> magazines/movies/music industry say/force to do.
>
> Rafa
>
>
>
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 12:22 PM, James "Xakh" Lynch
> > <superstuff7 at gmail.com>wrote:
> >
> > > From what I've seen, the tuxbrain price is actually quite expensive,
> 100
> > > euros as opposed to the 99 usd sharism charges, 94 seems fairly
> reasonable
> > > knowing sharism's.
> > >  On Feb 9, 2012 3:13 AM, "Christoph Pulster" <Christoph at pulster.de>
> wrote:
> > >
> > >> Seller "Freedom Included Inc" sells for USD 94 incl. shipping.
> > >> Is this Sharism itself ?
> > >>
> > >> As a reseller it is very hard to compete with this dumping price.
> > >> It is below my buy price from distributor Tuxbrain.
> > >> This is not good for the Qi project.
> > >>
> > >> Christoph
> > >>
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