Why Not Open-Source Orphan Products?

Phillip Torrone of MAKE Magazine argues cogently that companies that are abandoning products should release information about them that would aid follow-on developers and tinkerers. This makes a lot of sense, and there’s an accessibility angle. Many products that are especially useful to people with disabilities abruptly disappear from the market, when hobbyists and even AT companies would be glad to give them a second chance.

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