Why hardware and not software?
Posted Oct 19, 2006 8:39 UTC (Thu) by nix
In reply to: Why hardware and not software?
Parent article: Free gadgets need free software
Because if you allow running alternative firmware (and especially if you publish specs: not hard as much of these devices are off-the-shelf parts) then people might *choose your device over competitors' because of that support*.
(In fact we already see this among the blind: a huge percentage of Rockbox's users are blind because no other player firmware has even halfway decent accessibility. I guess that blind users are too small a market segment to bother with, or something.)
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