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Dreaming of an Open-Source CES 2012

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It's been an interesting week watching all the many products coming out of this year's CES, with all their shiny new features and innovative appeal.

Exciting as this year's debuts have been, however, I can't help but think ahead with fresh hopes for next year--hopes for a bigger presence for open-source software, specifically, beyond just today's ubiquitous Android.

To be sure, we did see plenty of Android innovations in the smartphone and tablet realms, in particular--more, in fact, than I've been able to keep track of. But Android is only partly open, of course, and--as it was recently noted--most Android tablet devices fail miserably at complying with the GNU Public License.

Glad as I am for its success, it's only partially open, and there are many other compelling alternatives that deserve attention too.

What would I like to see at next year's CES? Here are just a few of my dreams:




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