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rick merritt
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Re: Open source h/w...what does it mean?
rick merritt   2/4/2014 2:57:40 AM
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@Anand: Good point, Everybody WANTS to be the architect, but mostly companies need engineers to work on implementation issues.

Some would argue open hardware may eliminate a few proroetary design positions but opens to door to more folks coming up with novel architecures for the community.

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Patents as open source !
prabhakar_deosthali   1/30/2014 7:02:16 AM
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I just hope that this open source wave will someday open the floodgates of those patents dearly held by a few to make millions.

In my opinion evey new idea  should become open source for the world!

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Re: Open source h/w...what does it mean?
Anand.Yaligar   1/29/2014 1:29:00 PM
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Moreover what the skillset the hardware engineers would have....more hardware engineers would lose job? 


@Sanjib.A, why do you think "Open source" trend will make hardware engineers lose their job ? Eventually companies do need hardware engineers to build optimal design even if most of the design is made open source.

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Open source h/w...what does it mean?
Sanjib.A   1/29/2014 11:25:58 AM
"Open source" has been a buzz word for quite a long time in the past and present and the topic was discussed & debated more by the firmware and software engineers. As a hardware guy I did not poke much into it. But now I see some changes might be around the corner and if I don't understand and adopt what is good about it, my skill set as a hardware engineer might soon be "obsolete"!! I see that IBM has opened up their server design - the gerbers, schematics etc...it this the trend for the server industries only? I believe some more are going to join in...who are they? What is the advantages for the hardware manufacturers? A few days back I saw an article on "open source PCB"!!! How can this make a revolution? Moreover what the skillset the hardware engineers would have....more hardware engineers would lose job? 

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Your views, please
rick merritt   1/29/2014 10:57:38 AM
Saw something coll that I missed at the first day of the OCP Summit V? Please, chime in.

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