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Open Source Hardware Sparks Innovation

Nathan Seidle

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All the energy we currently spend on defending our patent portfolios or going after copycats on eBay―imagine if we took that energy and instead invested it on something bigger.

Nathan Seidle, Founder and CEO, SparkFun Electronics


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Open Source Hardware Sparks Innovation

Innovation ensues when you’re more focused on improving your product than protecting your patent. That’s the promise of the open hardware movement, and SparkFun has been delivering on that promise for nearly 20 years. In this talk from Red Hat Summit 2016, SparkFun Founder and CEO Nathan Seidle makes the case for a more open approach to business.

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SparkFun

Since 2003, SparkFun has been committed to helping the world achieve electronics literacy. No matter your vision or skill level, SparkFun's products and resources are designed to make electronics more accessible. In addition to more than 2,000 open source components and widgets, SparkFun offers curriculum, training and online tutorials designed to demystify the world of embedded electronics. SparkFun’s offerings include DIY open hardware kits from Co.Lab, a Red Hat effort to expose kids to technology and open source.


Details

Location

Red Hat Summit 2016

Date aired

6/29/2016

Duration

10:34

Transcript

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