Between the disruption of well established television model, the impressive evolution of the capabilities of the internet, and the recent decision on Net Neutrality I'm convinced you're trying to sound smart by being contrarian.
It would also depend on if it's the path of least resistance to reach that goal. With this sort of scheme...? No.
OMG, not the RED uniform.
This is Voyager not TOS, you dumbshit Pakled.
You don't end up with more money than you started with when you get tax breaks.
This guy....everything he touches turns to shit.
Yeah! You can totally tell he ditched the courses in philanthropy and real-estate back in film school.
This is a night and day difference with respect to reverse engineering...
No, it isn't. They had to go further out of their way to dance around that issue in order to make a legal clone.
...and the fact that IBM didn't want a compatible BIOS to be produced does not change this.
It changes this part:
Compaq et al were able to create clones because the IBM PC was an open platform.
...the fact is those working on a compatible BIOS had the IBM source code with comments to work from
... they clean-room reverse engineered it.
That is pretty open and greatly facilitated the creation of a compatible BIOS.
The fact remains that IBM published the source code to the embedded firmware, that is by definition open.
You can nitpick individual details all you like, but at the end of the day Compaq created the clone of the BIOS despite IBM, not with support from them.
Clean room design (also known as the Chinese wall technique) is the method of copying a design by reverse engineering and then recreating it without infringing any of the copyrights and trade secrets associated with the original design. Clean room design is useful as a defense against copyright and trade secret infringement because it relies on independent invention.
IBM published the source code to their BIOS. That is pretty open and greatly facilitated the creation of a compatible BIOS.
Heh. No. Compaq reverse-engineered their BIOS. Here's some more reading material.
Perhaps corporations can get cyanogen out of the dorm and mom's basement and get it some serious usage.
Or Google could release an OS that doesn't require vendors' permission to install... like Microsoft does. Hah.
From the same link:
The success of the IBM computer led other companies to develop IBM Compatibles, which in turn led to branding like diskettes being advertised as "IBM format". An IBM PC clone could be built with off-the-shelf parts, but the BIOS required some reverse-engineering. Companies like Compaq, Phoenix Software Associates, American Megatrends, Award, and others achieved fully functional versions of the BIOS, allowing companies like DELL, Gateway and HP to manufacture PCs that worked like IBM's product. The IBM PC became the industry standard.
Using off-the-shelf parts is not the same as being open.
As pretty much every new species that grew up and thrived. That did not prevent the extinct species to become extinct.
So in this kind of system, you trade off dynamic range for accuracy and cost. As most measurements with smartphones will probably be performed at short distance, this system seems more suitable than regular LIDARs.