Do you think the most interesting phenomenon in the world is that there's always two sides of viewing on things. Right and left, east and west and so on. What's the real meanings? Firstly please check it out here. And now Qi proposed that this concept with quite clear strategy which tried to achieve it. I pasted here:
Our process starts by finding shipping hardware that can be opened. We work with manufacturers throughout Asia and either source hardware that can easily be opened or work with them to engineer open versions. Our hardware engineering efforts are focused on documenting these designs, publishing them under copyleft licenses, and then fostering a collaborative community effort to improve the designs. This engineering effort will utilize free software tools such as KiCAD and HeeksCAD, and copyleft the complete electrical and mechanical design.
Copyleft hardware is hardware with a future. In a proprietary system the end user is at the mercy of product life cycle. In the proprietary world there is a scheduled end of life — EOL. At that date software support ends; the hardware roadmap hits the wall. With copyleft hardware there is no EOL. The design is always open for enhancement and extension; and, with GPL software running on the hardware, end users always have the freedom to support themselves and each other. The roadmap for hardware is open. Because the designs are copyleft any engineer with an idea can create a new design, but only those willing to share back the design can take advantage of it. At Qi our roadmap philosophy will be simple — add capability in an incremental fashion. This ensures a focused software development effort."
You can also see the translation in Chinese version here.
I do really look forward to seeing how this strategy will help people to apply for their own ideas to be implemented even to be entered any market.