[OH Updates] $2.5 mil in funding, but must open source -- and upverter making the rounds...

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Wed Sep 14 16:02:04 PDT 2011


On 09/14/2011 03:29 PM, Andrew Stone wrote:
> Interesting...upverter is using the exact same model that I just 
> proposed for an open EDA (and got shot down by Bruce, :-) ) -- that is 
> your designs are automatically open sourced, unless you pay.
Larry McVoy used something similar for Bitkeeper years ago. And that got 
shot down in a way that was particularly painful for Larry and his 
business. I think Linus' words were "I can't continue to hold together 
two things that don't want to be together".

     Thanks

     Bruce


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