Companies: If You're Going to Kill a Product, Open Source It!
The Make blog has a great post bringing up the idea that if a company is going to discontinue a product, such as what Cisco recently did with the FlipCam, then they should at least open source it so that makers can hack, modify, upgrade, or at the very least repair the products that they own. The post points out a list of really cool products we'd love to have open sourced, including Sony AIBO and Sony QRIO, IBM's Deep Blue, Potenco's Pull-Cord Generator (PCG) and several other gadgets. Follow Jaymi on Twitter for more stories like this
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