GPS driver (gllin) licensing question
"Jørgen P. Tjernø"
jorgen at devsoft.no
Sun Jul 29 13:41:09 CEST 2007
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I'm not yet a P1 owner (it hasn't been shipped), but I've been trying to
figure out what the GPS deal is. After talking to a few people on IRC,
it seems that the following is the scenario (please correct me if I'm
* There's a (binary, proprietary) driver for the GPS device called 'gllin'.
* 'gllin' is not (and is not supposed to be) shipped with the device.
* FIC do not plan on distributing 'gllin'.
This is because of licensing issues, correct?
So, I ask: FIC didn't get licenses for the software they *need* to
operate it (as far as the vendor is concerned) when they bought the
Or is this something done to "encourage"/"force" the development of the
I'm sorry if I've missed a big piece of info. :-)
Kindest regards, Jørgen P. Tjernø.
Ps. I'd appreciate it if someone affiliated with FIC would reply to this
thread too. :-)
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