RE: [uCsimm] Kiwi web pages up

From: Micah Dowty (micah@homesoftware.com)
Date: Tue Mar 14 2000 - 19:34:32 EST


I agree that the Free Hardware people have been more halpful than the
ucsimm people with tech support. A while back I asked what brand of
memory was used in the ucsimm, with no response (multiple times), but this
mailing list has been very open and helpful.

Micah Dowty
www.homesoftware.com

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On Tue, 14 Mar 2000, Peco wrote:

> On Mon, 13 Mar 2000, Stu wrote:
>
> > > > 2. Have you looked at the Open hardware project?
> > > > http://www.openhardware.net/
> > >
> > > I hadn't seen that before, but it does look interesting. Bringing the
> > > hardware out into the open would probably be the best way to make sure it
> > > is optimally efficient and as inexpensive as possible. I will look in to
> > > this.
> >
> > Charlatains, IMHO. They came on the list and whined about how the uCsimm was
> > not "open hardware." Then they went off on their own to start
> > openhardware.net. One of them requires you to agree to some complex
> > licensing agreement which is definitely not anything like the GPL. Then you
> > can't directly download his stuff, you have to fill in your e-mail address
> > and he sends it to you. And the other calls his product the "GNUCSimm,"
> > which is borderline copyright infringement. (RT-Control came up with the
> > name uCsimm, why can't they think of their own? There is too much
> > possibility to confuse the products or imagine some sort of collaboration
> > which does not exist.)
> >
> > I WILL give them credit for some innovative thinking and design work, but I
> > would be most cautious in dealing with these two.
> >
>
> IMHO, repeat IMHO!, the Open Hardware Project it's great, and the gnucsimm
> it is only one of the Open Hardware Projects. Try the keyword Free
> Hardware at any search engine.
> Besides, I am waiting the ucsimm from nov99. I have written mails to
> RT-Control but nobody responds me.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Juan José "Peco" San Martín
>
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