Oh come on that is not in the Spirit of Open Source. Free is Free no matter what the real overhead it.
I'm not denigrating it, I would love to run Linux or OpenSolaris on an OpenSPARC but I don't have the time to solder that many transistors together, anyway the OpenSPARC documentation is in a hardware description language not the traditional logic-gated schematic that I was expecting.
Does this mean that there will be a market full of cheap(ish) second-hand Sun servers your average geek might be able to make use of?
Yeah,SUN ENTERPRISE 450 DUAL 300MHz SERVER WITH WARRANTY
A snip at Â£1,695.00 (although prices on Sun hardware do seem to have come down a bit)
A government dept considering a thing is far from the same thing as doing it....
I think they leaked the proposal to gauge the public's appetite for taxing on-line ads.
They don't have the balls to come out with something just in case they look foolish so they leak, gauge reaction then decide wether to go with it.
why should they not consider all options, even the stupid ones like this one?
I thought my taxes were for the underprivileged and less-well-off, the BBC doesn't strike me as such.
"The Neo 1973 boasts the following hardware specifications
* 2.8" VGA TFT color display
* Touchscreen, usable with stylus or fingers
* 266HZ Samsung System on a Chip (SOC)
* USB 1.1, switchable between Client and Host (unpowered)
* Integrated AGPS
* 2.5G GSM — quad band, voice, CSD, GPRS
* Bluetooth 2.0
* Micro SD slot
* High Quality audio codec
Starting July 9th, we will launch openmoko.com and start taking orders.
We're going to sell the Neo Base for $300. The Neo Advanced will be $450.
All the simple programs have been written.