Originally Posted by irishjayhawk
Except that open source hasn't produced jack shit in terms of hardware. Hell, open source hasn't really even produced a good mobile OS. Sure, Android is "open source" but they have a dedicated team and Google's backing.
I don't think you can have open source hardware... but you are right that Android is open source but definitely not community driven yet. The nice thing is that it CAN be... that can't be said about Apple.
btw.. side note.. regarding open source projects... have you seen what OLPC is doing? Goal is for a fully plastic (no glass) tablet pc for $75 by 2012. http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20006211-1.html
CES 2011 will have more fleshed out details... and possibly a prototype.