Widgets: Openmoko/Chumby transproject?

Steven ** montgoss+openmokocommunity at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 16:59:06 CEST 2007

I've seen you post here before, so I know you've followed the list for
a while.   I'm surprised you think that some special functionality is
more important than the open aspect.  Didn't you witness the process
for a WiFi chip?  There were dozens of closed chips FIC could've
chosen, but they didn't.  They were on the verge of not including WiFi
at all because they couldn't find an open chip.

Functionality is important.  And the most important functionality is
the ability to modify your OpenMoko device.  Having some closed aspect
limits the functionality of the device!


On 4/25/07, Dean Collins <Dean at cognation.net> wrote:
> I think Florent's point is that your argument is moot; You can rant an rave all you want but at the end of the day functionality is more important than all open source.
> Likewise there are going to be commercial applications developed on this handset as it's not fairy land open source world but a commercial project being developed here.
> I think the less religious arguments here the better this project will be….if you don't like it go and write your own gsm stack and then release it for the community to use.
> Regards,
> Dean Collins
>  Cognation Pty Ltd
>  dean at cognation.net
>  +1-212-203-4357 Ph
>  +61-2-9016-5642 (Sydney in-dial).

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