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David Rowe on Open Hardware business models (video)

In 2005 David started working on open hardware techniques for telephony. The idea of open hardware (people collaborating to build free hardware designs just like open software) was a big experiment, especially when it came to commercial products.

Much has happened since then. New projects, and even businesses have spun out of the project. Coolest of all – open hardware products are now in volume production. People are buying and using these products – often in preference to products developed using traditional closed development models. Open hardware works!


  • boerner

    Hi Philip,

    I have interviewed David with the intention of doing a least a Maker Profile on him for the magazine. I used the submission form but never heard back. Any chance you guys are still interested?

    robert.boerner@gmail.com

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