Sepp Hasslberger: FLOSS (Open Source) Laptop with No Mystery Abusive Software

Categories: Hardware
Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Finally a laptop geared specifically for open source (free/libre) operating system and software…

Librem 15: A Free/Libre Software Laptop That Respects Your Essential Freedoms

The Purism Librem 15 is the first high-end laptop in the world that ships without mystery software in the kernel, operating system, or any software applications. Every other consumer-grade laptop you can purchase comes with an operating system that includes suspect, proprietary software, and there’s no way for you to know what that software does. The reality is that unless every aspect of your kernel, operating system, and software applications are free/libre and open source, there is no way to know that your computer is truly working in your best interest. Purism is the first to solve this problem. Read more.

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Feb 23

Jean Lievens: 32,000 Open Hardware Designs

Categories: Hardware
Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

32,000 Open Source Hardware Designs

This morning, our community has publicly shared over 32,000 open source hardware designs with the world.

They span the full range of dev boards, power supplies, home automation, solar, picture frames, and wearables.  We can’t speak highly enough of those dedicated to the open source hardware movement, and who choose to share their reference designs, tutorials, and complete layouts so that others can learn and innovate faster.

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Feb 1

Jean Lievens: Open Source Hardware Business Models from MakingSociety

Categories: Hardware
Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

8 Ways to Make a Living with Open Source Hardware

LIST ONLY:

#1 Product – You Sell Your Own
#2 Product – You Sell Products Made by Others
#3 Product – You Sell Products Made with Others
#4 Third-Party – You Sell a Service
#5 Third-Party – You Sell Your Expertise
#6 Knowledge – You Sell Workshops
#7 Donations – You Ask for Donations
#8 Subsidies – You Partner with a Larger Company

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Dec 30

Sepp Hasslberger: Rebuilding the Internet as a Commons — Local Mesh First

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Sepp Hasslberger

The internet needs to be re-built from the bottom up. Network locally first and only then connect to the world “out there”.  A local wireless network might be coming to your neighbourhood soon. 

The Rise of the Network Commons, Chapter 1 (draft)

Armin Medosch

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Nov 1