Subject: Re: GPL-like hardware design license?
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 09:03:24 -0400 (EDT)

Crispin Cowan writes:
 > Brian Bartholomew wrote:
 > 
 > > Here's another free hardware project I'd like to see.  The DEC Itsy
 > > (http://www.research.digital.com/wrl/itsy/index.html) is an existance
 > > proof of a PDA-sized computer with desktop-PC-sized power.  It runs
 > > Linux and has enough CPU to do speaker-independent speech recognition.
 > 
 > There is no existance proof that such a device can be manufactured for a
 > reasonable cost.  Palm(tm) devices run $300-$500 for machines with 8 MB of RAM,
 > while the Itsy has 64 MB.  DEC/Compaq has said they have no immediate plans to
 > produce product in bulk.  Contemplate why they would make such a decison :-)

An Itsy would cost $1,000 to make in small quantities.

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