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Open-Source and Consumer Electronics - The Back Door to World Domination: Why Reinvent the Wheel (Especially When Nice People Are Giving Wheels Away for Free)?

McLoughlin, Ian Vince (2012) Open-Source and Consumer Electronics - The Back Door to World Domination: Why Reinvent the Wheel (Especially When Nice People Are Giving Wheels Away for Free)? Consumer Electronics Magazine, IEEE, 1 (2). pp. 53-58. ISSN 2162-2248. (doi:10.1109/MCE.2011.2181882) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The development work that used to be seen as a tedious but necessary part of any embedded computing product is increasingly found and released as open-source software. Perhaps the ultimate example of this is in the provision of an entire market-ready user experience in the Android operating system (OS). This article demonstrates some of the immediate consequences such as accelerating the time to market, leveling the user interface playing field, and lowering the bar to product entry and goes on to consider a longer-term impact. Is this truly a free lunch?

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/MCE.2011.2181882
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: Y1 - 2012/// [EPrints field already has value set]
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Ian McLoughlin
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2015 12:29 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48835 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
McLoughlin, Ian Vince: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7111-2008
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