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Jon Lund took some time out from liveblogging the CustomerMade conference in Copenhagen to email in and tell us that according to Soren Lund of Lego, the software behind the upcoming highly anticipated Mindstorms NXT will be published as open source; Lego is currently in the last stage, figuring out which public domain license to use before releasing it. Power to the people!

Mindstorms NXT has been available to pre-order at various online retailers since April 1st. MSRP is $249.99 and it should start shipping in August.


Breaking news: Lego only days aways from launching Mindstorms as open source [New Media Trends]
LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Pre-Order Starts April 1 [Gizmodo]