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OpenMoko Opens Phone Design to Customization

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Mar 4, 2008, 2:15 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

OpenMoko, maker of the Neo mobile Linux phone, has opened the design of the hardware for customization and is providing free access to the CAD files for developers to use. The source code for the OpenMoko platform is already free. OpenMoko placed the CAD files on its site and is encouraging designers to create their own versions of the hardware for the Neo platform. The files are available under a ShareAlike Creative Commons license, and OpenMoko hopes to foster a community of designers who will share ideas about open source design.

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Mar 4, 2008, 2:29 PM


take advantage of this yet or know anyone who has?!

As an Industrial Designer I felt a little envy of the Open Source community of programmers when I first discovered the Neo 1973. I had just found a new attitude as well as a device that promised to cure all the problems of current handheld communicati...
This is interesting, but I don't think this is a big deal either.

Building a mobile device is no secret. Any one who can actually make sense of the data released will probably be able to build one that is not burdened by CC licensing. The manufac...
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