Posted by: vwbusguy | October 23, 2008

BMW seeks Open Source Automotive Computing Platform

Here’s an idea for the next Fedora SIG:

BMW is seeking partners for an open source computing system for it’s cars.  “BMW said it wants to have an open-source system in a vehicle selling 200,000 or more units over the next five to seven years.” (

With several other car companies interested in hearing more, this could be another huge breakthrough for the linux community.  One that has far more potential than the Microsoft-in-Ford idea – really, who wants a car that crashes twice a day?



  1. Nokia is giving away free N810s to the Maemo community.
    OLPC gives away XOs to their developers.

    So do I get a BMW for free then? 😉

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