Open-source hardware is gaining critical mass


The Open Compute Project, which wants to open up hardware the same way Linux opened up software, is starting to tackle its forklift problem.

You can't download boxes or racks, so open-source hardware needs a supply chain, said OCP President and Chairman Frank Frankovsky Tuesday morning, kicking off the Open Compute Project Summit in San Jose. Most enterprises don't know how to make their own systems the way Facebook does, so it formed OCP four years ago to spread the gospel of open hardware and eventually build a market for it.
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