News around the web from our Open Kinect bounty announcement...
CNET – Bounty offered for open-source Kinect driver. “But Microsoft isn’t taking kindly to the bounty offer. “Microsoft does not condone the modification of its products,” a company spokesperson told CNET.”
$2,000 Bounty Put on Open-Source Kinect Drivers. New York-based Adafruit Industries really wants to get its hands on open-source drivers for Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 peripheral, Kinect. So much so that the firm is offering a handsome bounty for the first successful release.
Slashdot, $2,000 Bounty For Open Source Xbox Kinect Drivers. The bounty was originally $1,000, but Microsoft’s dour response induced Adafruit to double it.
TechEye – Microsoft furious at $2,000 bounty for open source Kinect drivers. A $2,000 bounty is being offered to the first developer who creates an open source driver for the Kinect, despite the proposal meeting with Microsoft’s staunch disapproval.
THINQ – Open Kinect project angers Microsoft – Threatened with legal action
Escapist, Hack Kinect, Win Money – A DIY electronics outfit in New York is offering a prize to the first hacker to reverse engineer Microsoft’s Kinect.
Wired – Adafruit Offers Bounty for Open-Source Kinect Drivers. This isn’t much like finding an open driver for a printer. It’s more like jailbreaking the iPhone.
CrunchGear – Bounty Offered For Open-Source Kinect Driver. “I believe an open source driver will be created, and I’m just going to throw out a guess, around a month and a half from now.”
Kotaku – DIY hardware champions adafruit industries want somebody to come up with a set of open source drivers for Microsoft’s Kinect, so anyone can run the thing on all kinds of different computer systems. There’s a reward…
PCWorld – Kinect Launch Goes From Odd to Weird – “Microsoft got a little testy when someone put a $2000 hacker’s bounty on the device”.
Hack-a-day – Open Kinect Project Prize... They want RGB and distance values.
Gizmag – US$2,000 bounty put on open source drivers for Microsoft’s Kinect. “…judging by comments from a company spokesman to CNET there aren’t likely to be too many Microsoft employees taking up the challenge.”
FastCompany – MS is already rattling its saber mentioning “law enforcement” and “tampering.”
Geek.com – $2000 bounty offered for open source Kinect drivers – Adafruit Industries, a company that sells kits and parts for original, open source hardware projects, has put a bounty out for someone to develop open source Kinect drivers.
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