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17 January 2006
 
Ben Franklin Father of Open Source (Hardware)
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On this 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth, it strikes me.  Watching a tv program about him on the History Channel, it was noted that Franklin did not patent, and therefore did not profit from, a couple of his most prominent inventions, the "Franklin" stove and the lightning rod.

Wouldn't this make Ben Franklin the father of open source, albeit hardware?
Posted by htmatters at 8:46 PM | Comments (1)
 
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Re: Ben Franklin Father of Open Source (Hardware)
makes sense to me

Posted by harv on January 17, 2006 at 8:50 PM

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