Richard Stallmans standpoint about openmoko

Raphaël Jacquot sxpert at
Fri Apr 20 08:48:36 CEST 2007

[and this was obviously meant to be sent to the list]

Simon Norberg wrote:
> Hello,
> I mailed Richard Stallman a while ago regarding a few things including 
> what he thought about openmoko and his answer was:
> I could endorse it if they get rid of the plan to use non-free
> software for the GPS.
> I don't think the answer surprise anyone, but atleast we know for sure 
> now. And i really hope we can replace the non-free GPS software as soon 
> as possible or atleast before the public release.

I'm still wondering *why* we need to use an AGPS device that's so dumb
that it needs the *host* to do most of the calculations, when we could
have used a SIRF-STAR III sensor, that does everything inside, just like
the GSM/GPRS module.

this sounds like this thing is the winmodem / winprinter of the GPS world

> Regards
> Simon Norberg

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