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Submission + - Developing the Neuros OSD: It Takes a Village (

ThinSkin writes: "What happens when consumer electronics are designed, tested, and maintained by volunteers from around the world? The Neuros OSD is what happens, of course. ExtremeTech features an in-depth looks into the rocky history of Neuros Technology, a Chicago-based company that uses open source methods to develop products. Backed by Joe Born and a community of developers, Neuros was able to attract the attention of Texas Instruments to develop their most promising product, the OSD (open source device), a network-connected set top box for media playback and recording. The article offers a detailed glimpse into the world of open source development and how a company like Neuros was able to keep the community strong."

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