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View Poll Results: Open Source Single Board Computer of the Year
Arduino 48 43.64%
Beagle Board 8 7.27%
Beagle Bone 14 12.73%
Banana Pi 33 30.00%
MinnowBoard 1 0.91%
OLinuXino 5 4.55%
Panda Board 1 0.91%
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Old 02-03-2016, 05:59 PM   #31
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@FalloutBoy: Read the posts above yours... the RPi use closed blobs and this category is for open boards.
 
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:51 PM   #32
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@FalloutBoy: Read the posts above yours... the RPi use closed blobs and this category is for open boards.
Ahh so It can't be considered truly open source then - that explains it, I wonder if the Pine 64+ would be a contender.
 
Old 02-04-2016, 07:18 AM   #33
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Ahh so It can't be considered truly open source then - that explains it, I wonder if the Pine 64+ would be a contender.
The Pine64 uses Allwinner and Mali400.. so same deal. The Odroid-C2 will be a much more powerful board for about the same price.
 
Old 02-06-2016, 12:53 PM   #34
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'Raspberry Pi' has been a phenomenon for the last 3 years and yet it's not included in a list of devices that are very much lesser known with a much smaller user base.

'Hummingboard' should also be on this list.

'Orange Pi' should also be on this list.

'Up Board' should also be on this list.

'Odroid' should also be on this list.

This new category needs revising before it can be voted on fairly.

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@FalloutBoy: Read the posts above yours... the RPi use closed blobs and this category is for open boards.
Strange that it's not included when I think of how I install and run Slackware ARM on all my RPis which I compile myself (and distribute) over at rpi.fatdog.eu and rpi2.fatdog.eu respectively. :>

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Old 02-06-2016, 01:19 PM   #35
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Open Source as in freedom may take long times to reach hardware, better off as a 'hey look at this cool stuff' thread than a poll? Tho I think should still be pushed!
 
Old 02-07-2016, 04:50 PM   #36
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'Raspberry Pi' has been a phenomenon for the last 3 years and yet it's not included in a list of devices that are very much lesser known with a much smaller user base.

'Hummingboard' should also be on this list.

'Orange Pi' should also be on this list.

'Up Board' should also be on this list.

'Odroid' should also be on this list.

This new category needs revising before it can be voted on fairly.

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Strange that it's not included when I think of how I install and run Slackware ARM on all my RPis which I compile myself (and distribute) over at rpi.fatdog.eu and rpi2.fatdog.eu respectively. :>
I asked the same question at the beginning of this thread. It's about hardware in this category.
 
Old 02-07-2016, 06:12 PM   #37
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'Raspberry Pi' has been a phenomenon for the last 3 years and yet it's not included in a list of devices that are very much lesser known with a much smaller user base.

'Hummingboard' should also be on this list.

'Orange Pi' should also be on this list.

'Up Board' should also be on this list.

'Odroid' should also be on this list.

This new category needs revising before it can be voted on fairly.

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Strange that it's not included when I think of how I install and run Slackware ARM on all my RPis which I compile myself (and distribute) over at rpi.fatdog.eu and rpi2.fatdog.eu respectively. :>
I think you found the answer in that quotation.. The problem is not that you can run Linux on them.. the problem is the closed blobs like the GPU microcode. This category is for boards that do not require such blobs.
 
Old 02-07-2016, 06:42 PM   #38
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I think you found the answer in that quotation.. The problem is not that you can run Linux on them.. the problem is the closed blobs like the GPU microcode. This category is for boards that do not require such blobs.
Yes. Broadcom chips play a big part here.
 
Old 02-07-2016, 06:43 PM   #39
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This could give some good insight on "open" vs. "free"; In software, music, math &c... none starve (OR are worked) to death ( at lest not like artists ) but hardware requires revolutions
 
  


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