[Discuss] $9 OSHW computer announced

Ben Gray ben at phenoptix.com
Fri May 8 21:41:16 UTC 2015

Things that say they will be open source don't always become open source.
To say something "is totally open source" and then not have the files
available is in my opinion dishonest.


Best Regards

Ben Gray - Director


On 8 May 2015 at 20:58, Drew Fustini <pdp7pdp7 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I thought this would be of interest.  inexpensive, open source and
> powerful enough for several use cases.  i backed it yesterday, and
> hope that Next Thing Co. can execute on time and on budget:
> Next Thing Co. Releases “World’s First” $9 Computer
> http://makezine.com/2015/05/07/next-thing-co-releases-worlds-first-9-computer/
> "The board is Open Hardware, runs a flavor of Debian Linux, and boasts
> a 1Ghz R8 ARM processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of eMMC storage. It is
> more powerful than a Raspberry Pi B+ and equal to the BeagleBone Black
> in clock speed, RAM, and storage. Differentiating Chip from Beagle is
> its built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, and the ease in which it can be made
> portable, thanks to circuitry that handles battery operation."
> For the Kickstarter page:
> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1598272670/chip-the-worlds-first-9-computer
> "We built C.H.I.P. to make tiny powerful computers more accessible and
> easier to use. A huge part of making C.H.I.P. accessible is making
> sure that it can change to meet the needs of the community. That's why
> both C.H.I.P. and PocketC.H.I.P. are both TOTALLY OPEN SOURCE. This
> means all hardware design files schematic, PCB layout and bill of
> materials are free for you the community to download, modify and use."
> cheers,
> drew
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