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Facebook’s extraordinary Open Compute Project is doing for hardware what Linux, Android, and many other popular products did for software: making it free and "open source."
Since it launched in 2011, OCP has:
Saved Facebook $2 billion.
Cut Fidelity Investments' data center electric bill by 20%.
Nabbed Microsoft as a board member, meaning Microsoft is using OCP hardware in its huge data centers and contributing back to the designs.
Ditto for Apple.
Created better careers for hardware designers, who can now collaborate instead of being forbidden to share trade secrets.
Launched an ecosystem of products and startups.
Created a more than $1 billion business for at least one Chinese manufacturer.
Put networking giant Cisco on notice.
Convinced HP to stop fighting the movement and join it.