What's the real scope of hardware openness?
giles.jones at zen.co.uk
Mon Aug 6 15:06:29 CEST 2007
Luca Dionisi <luca.dionisi at gmail.com> wrote :
> Ok, good points for sure. But similar points have not stopped an
> incremental adoption of emule.
Yes, but on a mobile device?
> For the legal aspect, since our representatives have demonstrated
> that they care about consumers' interests less than zero, I hope in
> a movement starting from the base.
Simple fact is if you produce an open mobile and start breaking laws with it then its days are numbered.
> Well, then it IS a matter of hardware openness too.
Partly, but the chips are often built around a protocol. So if you are changing the protocol then you can't use a device that implements a protocol in hardware.
> Is this a existing limitation also for GPRS or UMTS?
Limitation of the silicon. It's like trying to use a sound chip for graphics, or a dial up model for ADSL.
G O Jones
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