[OH Updates] "Four months after the fanfare of the chipKIT launch, things aren’t quite as rosy."
bruce at perens.com
Wed Sep 7 17:48:26 PDT 2011
I'm not thrilled with development-through-contest either.
Also, the development in this case will mainly be adapting someone
else's Open Source code to the platform, so the real developer isn't
necessarily the one compensated.
But let's stay focused on the fact that they need to open up, rather
than how they go about it.
On 09/07/2011 05:42 PM, Andrew Stone wrote:
> That's great, but we'll see how serious they are when we see the size
> of the prize. Its my feeling that many of these "prizes" are an
> attempt to get engineering resources at far below market rates. Let's
> make absolutely sure that the fine print of the award details don't
> somehow lock the implementation into Microchip's CPUs (beyond the
> normal lock-in caused by custom hardware -- which can be somewhat
> circumvented by a careful layered approach).
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