Archive for April, 2008

openmoko

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
openmoko.jpg

www.openmoko.com

downloads.openmoko.org/CAD

Openmoko posted the CAD files under a ShareAlike Creative Commons license, thereby establishing a community where designers and developers can share concepts about the next generation of Open Source mobile computing devices. Openmoko encourages developers and designers to build their businesses by leveraging the Openmoko FOSS and CAD resources to speed development of new mobile products. “With these drawings, developers and designers will be able to create their own open phone from the inside out” said Lawrence Lessig, Founder and CEO of Creative Commons. “By releasing the CAD files for the exterior of the phone under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 license, Openmoko is unlocking what is a typically closely guarded secret in consumer electronics companies and putting it under a free license so others can build upon their work legally”.
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see also:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_and_open-source_software
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer-aided_design

BusinessWire: Openmoko Unlocks Neo Mobile Phone Industrial Design; March 4th, 2008

www.openmoko.com/press/OpenMoko_20061107.pdf