Linux is basically the first example of user-driven innovation creating something of this size and magnitude. When you think about 10 million lines of code, there’s going to be many cases where users drive innovation. I think we’re entering an era where the big info companies are the machine pool vendors of the last age.
In the info age, the Intels, Googles, Amazons, for the first time, because of open source, are seeing significantly more innovation happening from users.
We believe we’re the catalysts for communities building technology in an open source way. We are the largest contributor to Linux, but represent less than 20% of contributions. We’re working with Googles and Facebooks, and on the other side, the big banks and stock exchanges. We’re about 80% of the share of paid Linux, so we’re the most important commercial distribution of Linux.
Full interview here… Which company will be the first billion dollar open-source hardware company?
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.