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Ford Motor Company Sees Open Source

Ford today announced the launch of its OpenXC vehicle application research platform. Open-source hardware and software toolkits are now available to anybody who’s interested in building hardware and on the OpenXC platform. It is a joint effort with BugLabs (what a great name!). The launch of OpenXC marks the second developer platform to be offered [...]

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Main Street USA Needs a Shot in the Arm from Makers and Hackers Part Two

Part Two of Walking Main Street. Yesterday, I shared the results of some local, homegrown research I’ve been doing. Far from scientific, but hopefully useful. You can read it here. Or jump to the end and get a PDF of the whole thing. The first two points from yesterday are: 1. There is no rule [...]

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Main Street USA Needs a Shot in the Arm from Makers and Hackers

Maker companies are most often local businesses. They focus on customers within a 25-mile radius. Not always, but many qualify as small urban manufacturers. These companies are often lumped into Buy Local campaigns and Save Main Street USA efforts and they need a shot in the arm. (see how this started at end of this [...]

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