Open Recall: The Lasersaur, open iOS and micro-PC Linux ports
Source: Nortd Labs
Open Recall is a space on The H for those things that are too small to package as news but are worth the linkage. Open Recall collates the interesting stories that didn't quite make the cut.
- The Lasersaur – Nortd Labs has created the Lasersaur, an open source laser cutter. The project is currently in beta and will fully open source all of its materials by the end of the year, if all goes according to plan. Interested individuals can already build the machine by following the instructions in the project's manual.
- Project Magenta – A developer is working on recreating an open source version of iOS for generic hardware, based on Apple's open source Darwin operating system and the Linux kernel. Project Magenta is binary compatible with iOS 5.0 and aims to create an approximation of the original iOS by replacing its proprietary parts with open source libraries. The source code for Magenta is released under an unspecified open source licence and can be downloaded from the project's web site.
- MK802 Linux ports – Puppy Linux and Ubuntu have been ported to the MK802 micro-PC. Owners of the device who want to run full-blown Linux instead of Android 4.0 can download pre-built images for Puppy and several Ubuntu flavours.