5 posts • joined 22 Aug 2011
"Why go to the bother of patenting a design if you then donate it to the community, we wonder."
If the patent was *granted* late last year, then it will have been submitted three or four years ago, at which point the idea of Open Compute was still a glimmer in Facebook's eye. So there's nothing very odd here.
FAQs are available
There are more details on the Intel site at http://www.intel.com/support/galileo/index.htm
If you look at the FAQs there you can see that it runs Linux.
(Disclaimer: I work for Intel, but not on this project).
Hmm, "Gallium Arsenide: technology of the future, always has been, always will be".
I first heard this put-down in ~ 1982. What's new now?
Intel Linux Contributions
@skelband, please check out http://lwn.net/Articles/496193/
The largest contributor to the 3.4 kernel was ... Intel.
(FWIW I work for intel)
"the impeding Solaris 11"? Is that what you mean, or, is it perhaps a Freudian typo for "the impending Solaris 11".
(Reminds me of the introduction to a VMS manual that read "Between you and the Vax is VMS" :-) )