Another classic success where a physical product is created by the customers of the product. Slim devices  products are built by customers as well as employees and each of the customer has access to the complete firmware of the product. Its a fascinating tale of a company which pulled off a linux story on a physical product. Here are the numbers :

Slim Devices will bring in around $10 million in revenue this year. Its
fans include music stars Herbie Hancock and Alanis Morissette. And its
latest product, released last September, the higher-end $2,000
Transporter, has reaped three times the expected orders.

Link : Slim Devices – Open Source – Technology