project customers

Werner Almesberger werner at
Mon Apr 12 17:19:43 CEST 2010

Carsten Haitzler wrote:
> day. openmoko never made it to be big enough to continue - and ye once you get
> big enough, the kind of thing you talk about no longer make business sense (as
> you are busy shopping around to telcos who will order millions of devices).
> catch 22 :-S

This is where an Open hardware design can help :-) No matter which
role you play, you always have the purchase power of the whole group
behind you.

Openmoko Inc. found many doors open that would normally be closed
for such a flyspeck of a company, because it promised manufacturers
access to the Linux market.

The Open hardware design also increases the scalability - the small
garage company that makes 100 customized phones for the local
shopping mall has access to the same design resources and can have
access to much of the production resources as the largest member of
the group.

- Werner

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