tomtom on the Neo1973

Sander van Grieken sander at
Mon Apr 2 11:24:57 CEST 2007

Their GO products are also ARM based if I recall correctly, so in theory
it should be possible to provide the expected ABI and run the proprietary

And IMHO the EULA doesn't prohibit running TomTom on another device, as
long as you remove the program from the original device..

>From the TomTom EULA:

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> Hello,
> i follow the deployment of the Neo1973 and Openmoko since they become
> public.
> I have discussed with a few others on the IRC, about the Idea to use
> tomtom on the Neo1973. I think it will be very cool :) I had no problem
> to pay money for a good software and rich in detail maps. It is hard
> work to create good maps (see
> When many people want to use tomtom on the Neo1973, it would be a good
> precondition to assure tomtom from this idea to sell tomtom for the
> Openmoko platform. tomtom devices already run under linux, so i think it
> will not so hard to port it on Openmoko.
> My question is now => How we should ask tomtom? I think it will good
> when a company or the intern developer of openmoko can ask. Beside the
> company, all interested can ask tomtom. So they can see that we would
> run tomtom on openmoko :)
> I hope that i'am not the only one who would run tomtom on the
> Neo1973 ;)
> Greats Patrick Beck
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