Annoying but inevitable

Luit van Drongelen openmoko at
Tue Jul 3 21:25:48 CEST 2007


I don't think your idea is that bad at all, but it doesn't look like
something that's possible. OpenMoko wants all software on the phone to
be open-source, thus no ad-ware lock-in is possible. It's reversible.
Plus, the phone won't be any cheaper because of this reversibility.

But that's just my €0,01474 (wow, the exchange rate is nice these days).

On 7/3/07, Vladimir Giszpenc <vladimir.giszpenc at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Given the power of Google and Madison Ave, it would seem that people
> are weak and cheap...  How about a Minority Report type of advertising
> on the phone using the GPS data?  This could even be payed based on
> proximity (bonus when the ad worked).  This could be a way to get
> advertising dollars (euros, etc) to help reduce the price of the phone
> even more.  My gut says that this idea is evil; my instinct tells me
> that getting big business behind our open phone could really help...
> Let the flames begin.  I know I deserve it.  Just remember that I
> meant well.  (and I do know how the road to hell is paved).
> Thanks,
> Vlad
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