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Open Source Hardware Businesses

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David Rowe Open Source Hardware

"My pet favourite -open hardware allows us to invent new business models, for example developing countries could build advanced telephone systems for cost price. This is so much better than buying technology from a first-world profit-oriented business that must charge a 70% mark up to cover their overheads. This is the business model behind the one laptop per child project. A $100 laptop is possible if u remove the overheads, use community input and sponsership for R&D and build volume."

The Bug Labs Model[edit]

Marvell Semiconductor Model[edit]