MS has “no plans” to release open-source drivers for next-gen Kinect

Kinect not open source

From the IEEE Spectrum:

Last night, we heard from a member of the Kinect for Windows developer team that they have “no plans” to release open source drivers for the next generation Kinect, meaning that all of the awesome and magical things that the original Kinect enabled for robotics won’t evolve into even more awesome and more magical things with Microsoft’s new sensor.


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  1. Then I have “no plans” to purchase the next-generation Kinect.

  2. Hack the daylights out of it ! But I am not going to buy MS new game console just to get one.

  3. SO it looks like this is the Windows Version. Well Still not going to buy it. 😀

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