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Reply-To: "Geraldo S."
From: "Geraldo S."
Subject: Re: Open Source Consumer Products
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 10:41:58 +0100
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"John Jardine" wrote in message
> Geraldo S. wrote in message
> > What do you guys think, would it be wise for a company to produce 'Open
> > Source' consumer products (i.e. the design files and source codes, both
> > firmware, drivers and application programs)?
> It's a big risk to take but if the product is actually good then
> third parties will make great efforts to support it. They make money, you
> make even more money. The product can evolve quickly and will remain in
> demand for a long time.
That's right. Because the product is essentially 'future proof' it can
remain unchanged for a long time which lowers development costs.
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