Free Hardware has always been something intended for home users or those with big dreams who seek to perform a specific task, but it is also true that it can be used for any use, be it public or private. Recently, a curious piece of news has been published on the Raspberry Pi Foundation website that continues to amaze many and speaks highly of the future of this board.
Apparently, according to the Foundation's data, more than a third of the Raspberry Pi 3 boards they sell are boards intended for the business world, something interesting and eye-catching.
However, it seems that the free world does not end up reaching companies or at least fitting in well in it. If more than a third of Raspberry Pi's go to the business world, not so many projects become free, the reason: fear of copying projects.
Companies don't publish as many projects as Raspberry Pi's buy
Although companies like the benefits of the plaque, they do not like so much to share projects and see how their rivals take advantage of their research, although there are companies that do publicize their projects such as the businessman Makoto who has managed to create a cucumber plantation managed by Raspberry PiThis project has been published and shared by many and has really crossed the world, but cases like Makoto's are truly rare.
But far from the fears and envies that the publication of free business projects may have, the truth is that the news is good, because it makes Free Hardware plates more and more used and therefore the user, in this case the company, are more owners of their projects than through proprietary hardware, which you never own Do not you think?