OpenSparc Project Taps Advisory Board, Sees Linux Momentum

While there are several hundred open source software projects in the world, there are very few open hardware projects. The OpenSparc project, launched by Sun Microsystems to create an open source community centered around its "Niagara" Sparc T1 processors, is probably the most famous, and Sun will today report significant progress in building out that community. The company will also be talking up the rapid adoption of Linux that the commercialized T1 servers have seen in the past few months and the surprisingly high number of downloads of the Sparc T1 hardware specifications.