Monday, March 13, 2006

NXT Firmware Likely as Open Source

Andre Wiesner from the Humboldt University of Berlin brings the following news on LugNet, which I think is important enough to republish here:
Loren Sund announced in an interview with German paper "Die Welt" that the NXT software might be published as open source!

http://www.welt.de/data/2006/03/09/856942.html

> Die Firmware wird von Lego voraussichtlich als Open Source ins Netz
> gestellt, alle Treiber und Schnittstellenprotokolle sollen
> veröffentlicht werden. Die Firmware läßt sich wie beim RCX durch
> fremde Betriebssoftware ersetzen.

For those who don't know German, a loose translation:

"The firmware will most likely be available on the net as open source, all drivers and protocol interfaces will be published. The firmware can be replaced by other operating systems like in the RCX."

Andre

4 Comments:

At March 19, 2006 6:11 PM , Anonymous Robert said...

Hi, I just came across the good news about NXT and your blog. Excellent stuff! Also great to see that Lego is going to continue the policy that made the original MindStorms so appealing. Can't wait until August ...

 
At March 20, 2006 10:49 AM , Anonymous Filip said...

Thanks, Robert.

 
At April 04, 2006 10:25 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

(small correction)
The name is:
Søren Lund, Director LEGO Mindstorms

Martyn (MUP2)

 
At April 04, 2006 10:31 AM , Anonymous Filip said...

Off course, how could I miss that. Thanks for the correction, Martyn.

 

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