How the heck can a business be built on open source hardware? This question has graced the lips of countless people, even those who are devout followers of open source projects. It is a legitimate question, and luckily one that some people actually have some experience with.
At this year's EE Live! conference we've been lucky enough to gather a group of very knowledgeable people together for a panel discussion on the role of Open Source Hardware in business. This part of our Hardware Startup Engineering Summit (open to anyone holding an All Access Pass or a Summit pass) is sure to be insightful. We're hoping that attendees will come prepared to interact and ask questions. We really want you to be able to pick the minds of the experts we have at our disposal.
Our panel will include:
Mathilde Berchon: founder and editor-in-chief, MakingSociety.com.
Bunnie Huang: independent, PhD EE and hardware hacker.
Jason Kridner: engineer, Texas Instruments.
Zach Supala: founder and CEO, Spark.
I'll be moderating this panel on Wednesday April 2 at 3:30 p.m., and I simply can't wait. This is easily one of the parts of EE Live! that has me most excited. Even though I've seen several examples of successful businesses built on open source, it still baffles me. I hope to walk away from this panel feeling enlightened!
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