"Don't worry about what anybody else is going to do… The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Really smart people with reasonable funding can do just about anything that doesn't violate too many of Newton's Laws!"
At O’Reilly’s foo camp east 2010 at Microsoft’s NERD center (MIT campus) we presented “Million dollar baby – Businesses designing and selling open source hardware, making millions” at the Ignite hour. 20 slides, 15 seconds per slide – we tried to capture the excitement and great work from just a few of the dozens of open source hardware companies & resellers. Above, slides, photos & video (m4v). Special thanks to all the companies who helped with some data points and to the OSHW workshop group. There are additional videos/posts/tweet from other attendees, this is our quick video we were able to put together on the train ride back from MA to NYC.
@hgordon – this isn’t the giant 300+ OSH list, but thanks for posting (the limit was 20 slides, 15 second each). would you say that surveyor is over $1m in revenue and is commercial use allowed? are there complete schematics, etc to download? – pt
Approaching but not over $1m. Commercial use is allowed. Schematics are published on our website (www.surveyor.com/blackfin/#blackfin4) and source code is hosted by Google Code (code.google.com/p/surveyor-srv1-firmware/) with numerous hardware and software projects have that spun off of this development (code.google.com/u/surveyor.com/). We’re based around the Analog Devices Blackfin processor rather than Arduino, so that may be why we don’t show up on your open source radar.