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There are fully open systems

There are fully open systems

Posted Oct 10, 2006 2:33 UTC (Tue) by wookey (subscriber, #5501)
In reply to: Reasons partially out of $COMPANY's control. by shapr
Parent article: Device drivers and non-disclosure agreements

Depends what you mean by system, but this board comes with everything, including CPLD/FPGA code, jtag programming code, bootloader, drivers, kernel, rootfs, schematics, gerbers. http://balloonboard.org/

Of course, whilst you can run Debian on it, it is pretty feeble in comparison to a modern x86 machine, so is not a great desktop-replacement, but it is an example showing that fully open systems can and do exist.


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