Text input, OpenMoko and Tengo

Renaissance Man renaissanceman at macmail.com
Sat Jan 20 19:55:30 CET 2007

Well, actually I was wrong, it's not (yet) patented. Their website  
says patent pending:

I don't know anything about patent law. I've just heard I a lot of  
good reports about this way of doing text input.

Renaissance Man

On 20 Jan 2007, at 2:48 pm, Ulrik Rasmussen wrote:

> That is patented? But how? It's basically a rearrangement of the  
> buttons used
> on a regular cell phone.
> Unless there's some feature that I've missed, then I can't see how  
> this could
> be innovative enough to deserve a patent.
> -Ulrik
> On Saturday 20 January 2007 13:44, Renaissance Man wrote:
>> Would I be right in assuming we won't see anything like Tengo-type
>> free software text input on OpenMoko, being that it's patented?
>> http://www.tengo.net/
>> I'm also assuming that getting Tengo to add support for OpenMoko is a
>> trivial matter. But would be nice to have a freedom software version.
>> Renaissance Man

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