Parallax -shall open up a LOT more in coming days- wow!

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Ken Gracey (Parallax’s Vice President) commented on our previous post about their move towards open source hardware (wow, that was fast!)… He writes –

Hey there 🙂 We shall open up a LOT more in coming days. I’ll be sure to remove that note you found on the schematic about being “proprietary” so you can “have at it” with the design! As you noted, it’s available under Creative Commons. You’ll even be able to put an Arduino in the design should you desire! Thanks for the feature Adafruit! – Ken Gracey

You can also read Ken’s post in the Parallax’s forums… This is very intriguing news for the world of hobbyist electronics. Parallax, nice work – keep it up.


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3 Comments

  1. LONG LIVE OPEN SOURCE.

    Open source is the only way to save this species.

    The limits of technological development are determined by what prior technologies have gone open. Look at the IBM platform today. Companies know this so they get us all thinking that patents and licensing are needed.

    Just think how FAST technological development would LEAP forward if every single company and person released their innovations under a MIT and OPEN SOURCE license.

    We would have anti-gravity, and matter replicators in 2 years.

    We must stand on the backs of our fellow man to achieve the impossible.

  2. Just think, if only Parallax supported an open source compiler (like AVR-GCC), it might have been a PIC inside of Arduino instead of AVR. Come on, Parallax, you’re so close to being really cool.

  3. Oops, I mean Microchip. dur. No offense, Parallax, you guys have long been and continue to be awesome.

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