[kwlug-disc] I hereby OSS my business idea

Chris Bruner cbruner at quadro.net
Fri Oct 8 06:52:53 EDT 2010


  On 10/5/2010 8:25 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 8:15 PM, Insurance Squared Inc. 
> <gcooke at insurancesquared.com <mailto:gcooke at insurancesquared.com>> wrote:
>
>     I mentioned before on the list that I'd like to see a linux
>     version of the ipad/slate/sony tablet/whatever.  I think one of
>     you folks should find a hardware manufacturer to build one that's
>     full of open components, create an online marketplace like apple
>     has (to sell apps, or just make them available for a small
>     download fee) then go on the dragon's den to get some cash to
>     build it all.
>
>     I'd do it, but I'm too busy.  You should do it because I want an
>     OSS tablet computer.  that's a good reason right?
>
>
> Already happened, or on its way.
>
I'm looking to meego which is an open hardware/software system that is a 
combination of intel, nokia(trollteck qt's software) and linux. What I 
think makes the difference is that it's hosted by the Linux Foundation. 
Which to me means that the openness is part of the foundation, not an 
add on.
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