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July 19th 2009 2:56 pm

Shouldn't it be called ClosedPandora ?

Nothing from "OpenPandora", hardware, software, etc is downloadable so how is it open? About as misleading as the unlimited internet on my phone!

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BaDZeD

Well, its not out yet, so that's understandable. I am getting mine as I have pre-odered a while ago.
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BaDZeD

Also, the default distro on it is Angstrom ( www.angstrom­-distribution.org )
"Ångström was started by a small group of people who worked on the OpenEmbedded, OpenZaurus and OpenSimpad projects to unify their effort to make a stable and userfriendly distribution for embedded devices like handhelds, set top boxes and network-attached storage devices and more.

Our name is Ångström, not OpenEmbedded Ångström. While Ångström is currently using OpenEmbedded heavily it isn't including it in its name. So if you send out a press-release, please use the proper name.

Ångström is versatile, it scales down to devices with 4MB of flash to devices with terabytes of RAID storage. Someday it might even run on a toaster :)"
The source is available as are the packages. What is closed????
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Enverex

His mind apparently. Also he said that the hardware isn't downloadable... so I think we can ignore anything he says.
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greeny

lol that would be great for shopping online...one click and you can priint out your own PS3 (:
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Korlithiel

Yeah, but imagine the download times! Somehow I think shipping for most devices is a bit faster then the download and print-out.
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Vorporeal

The device hasn't been released yet, though it's been preordered by around 4000 people (including me). There actually already is software available for it online, but nobody (except for a few devs) has any hardware to run it on. There are already many homebrew games and emulators in the works, some of them already running on actual hardware. You can't download hardware, so I'm not sure what you meant by that...

The name of the company is OpenPandora Ltd. The device itself is just "Pandora". The platform is open to free (and commercial) development, the Pandora runs Linux, and is totally open in that regard. Hardware specs are basically totally open as well. What isn't open is CAD files and other files for the PCB design and case design, because if those were released, chinese knock-offs would be created incredibly quickly, and OPLtd. would go under in an instant. Also, there's NO reason why any user would require that information, so the developers aren't making it available.
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GuyMontag

Have you tried to use Google before posting this?
Source Code can be found there: git.openpandora.org­/cgi­-bin­/gitweb.cgi
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balloooza314

although the platform dose seems to be open, not closed.
You CAN download hardware (even if xqz was thinking of somthing different) but for instance, an arduinio microcontroler can be downloaded as what they call an eagle file, and then you make it look pretty, and not-so-basicly (nospecifictopic.blogspot.com­/2005­/06­/how­-to­-make­-p...) be printed onto a sheet of paper, drill some holes, and tada, that is true diy open source board for you to use.

not that you are still in this discussion, just thought somone might be interested.
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