Can The Proprietary GPS Daemon Be Removed?

Dave Crossland dave at
Tue Nov 28 14:35:25 CET 2006


"In userspace, there only one single component that is not going to be
under a Free Software License: It's our GPS daemon. The reason for
this is, that the specific high-sensitivity assisted GPS that we
wanted is only available in something like a "soft modem GPS", e.g.
one that does most of the GPS signal processing in software."

Can this proprietary, unethical, unsustainable GPS daemon be removed
simply and cleanly while not effect any other functionality that's not

Are there any plans to write a Free GPS daemon in the future, once the
phone is successful and the next version is being developed? :-)

And can someone confirm the GSM part is Free? :-)


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