Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:09:26 +0200 
Very sad news from the #Improv and KDE tablet front today. :'(

Open Hardware for KDE

 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:53:43 +0100 
Interesting article about #Improv and Open Hardware in general.

Open Hardware for KDE
From its beginning, KDE has been a leader in innovation in free (libre) and open source software (FLOSS), but there is a threat to that leadership in one of the fastest growing areas of technology. The advantages of free and open development and use are clear for software; now closed and proprietary strategies have become standard in other kinds of technology. The need for technology freedom has moved from software to other more corporate-controllable areas—notably hardware and the Internet. As was the case when KDE started, community-developed, freedom-oriented technology is necessary to break the stranglehold of large companies that are more committed to managers and investors than to users. But this won’t be easy and it can’t be left to a few people. The entire KDE Community has a stake in the outcome. For that matter, this should be a concern to anyone who develops free and open software, anyone who uses it, anyone who benefits from it. And that includes just about everyone using technology today. New hardware has been announced that addresses the need for openness beyond software. Community help is needed to support a generous, far-sighted open hardware project involving mostly KDE people and certainly following KDE principles. Please consider contributing financially to open hardware for KDE.

Nice quote:
The opposite of "open" is "theirs".
David Weinberger

Hardware for Free software hackers and innovators

 Sun, 19 Jan 2014 17:27:44 +0100 

#^The Luminosity of Free Software Episode 15
by Aaron Seigo on YouTube

Starting at 31:00 some interesting information about #Improv and other development boards.

A new order...

 Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:16:01 +0100 
Finally ordered an #Improv today. :-)

Improv | Vaultechnology Store
A modular engineering kit that includes a swappable CPU and a separate feature card. The cost is $75 plus shipping, and taxes where applicable. More purchasing information. Currently available for purchase in North America and Europe (additional regions coming soon). Purchase today for shipping in January. More images, detailed information and proj...



 Wed, 27 Nov 2013 21:37:55 +0100 
These CPU cards are quite impressive. #improv

#^Aaron introduces Improv, Part 1: Hardware
by Make·Play·Live on YouTube

Really great project.

#^Aaron introduces Improv, Part 3: Our motivations
by Make·Play·Live on YouTube