Congratulations to you and FIC

Giovanni Corriga giovanni at
Tue Nov 14 12:35:04 CET 2006

Il giorno mar, 14/11/2006 alle 18.02 +0800, Sean Moss-Pultz ha scritto:
> On 11/14/06 5:57 AM, "John" <johnhedge at> wrote:
> > No wifi! Please put wifi in it. It doesn't add to bulk and adds
> > another dimension to your product for very little cost)
> John,
> Thanks a lot for your comments. As to WiFi we couldn't find a vendor that
> would let us open the driver.

The One Laptop per Child project is developing a free driver + firmware
for the Marvell chip that will be used in the $100 Laptop. Maybe that
code could be reused here.

>  And our goal was to keep this kernel free from
> binary code at (just about) all costs. We really want to put a device into
> your hands that has low level access to the hardware, while still being
> based on the principles of Free Software. I know this is quite a balancing
> act.

> WiFi is also very important to me. I'm pressing all the vendors I can find
> (here in Taiwan -- which is just about everyone, BTY) to support this effort
> to make a truly open phone. I cannot promise this will happen. Only that I
> won't stop trying until it does ;-)

And we won't stop supporting you in this effort, too ;-)



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