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3D Robotics and other drone makers have joined Intel and Qualcomm in an effort to formalize the creation of open-source hardware and software for the unmanned aerial vehicles.
Experts caution that the notorious security bug heralds "open season on open source" and will force changes in how open-source code gets vetted as secure.
What happens when a prime example of the open-source hardware movement locks down its products?
To start, the online giant today said it has identified 10 patents related to MapReduce, which allows users to analyze large data sets. It won't sue over those patents unless first attacked.
Now that the U.S. government has wimped out on building a Death Star, a Kickstarter project has emerged to raise funds to construct the deadly spaceship using open-source hardware and software.
If you want a tablet that's more open than iPad and Android devices, then this Linux-based tablet might be for you.
Developed at UC Santa Cruz and the University of Washington, the Raven II is being tested as a lightweight surgery robot.
There's life in webOS yet -- HP promises it will make more devices for the troubled operating system, with it going open source like Android.
Apple's lossless encoder and decoder has gone open source, 7 years after it was introduced to let users rip CD-quality music into files that could be archived.
At TechCrunch Disrupt, the automaker and partner Bug Labs announces a new system that will allow developers to create open-source hardware and software applications.