[openmoko-announce] Crossroads

Grahame Jordan gjordan at geicp.com
Wed Mar 14 00:07:45 CET 2007

Hi Sean,

What about the  Marvell® 88W8385 module used on the wifistix

Open source drivers can be found at http://gumstix.com


Grahame Jordan

Sean Moss-Pultz wrote:
> Dear Community,
> OpenMoko is built around the philosophy that far more knowledge exists 
> outside the walls of a corporation than within. Internally, we're
> struggling with two issues. So we're throwing this out, hoping that some
> of you have can help us move past our current crossroads: 
>   1) We can't find a WiFi Chipset with GPL'ed drivers -- We know 
>   this has been discussed (to death) on this list, but as we're 
>   beginning work on the next summer hardware refresh we still can't seem
>   to find a vendor that meets our strict requirements: Namely, we refuse
>   to put anything binary in the kernel. 
>   Marvell has some nice for larger devices (the 8388). But we need
>   one specifically for mobile phones (like the 8686). If somebody 
>   can help us find the right vendor, we'll give you a free Neo1973. 
>   If you're a vendor and want to work with us to GPL your driver, we'll 
>   give you lots of business -- and a free phone ;-) 
>   2) We don't have enough UI / Application developers -- If anybody 
>   meets (or knows somebody who can meet) the following qualifications:
>     	* >= 2 years experience with GTK
>     	* object oriented design and implementation w/ GObject
>     	* experience with writing GUI applications from scratch,
>     	* has software quality assets like:
>           o writing maintainable and reusable code
>           o refactoring
>           o design patterns
>           o identifying and extracting common application code 
>             into frameworks 
>   Familiarity with collaborative development tools such as:
>     	* bugtracker,
>     	* source control management,
>     	* wiki,
>     	* mailing lists 
>   is a necessity.
>   We've love to talk with you! Please email coreteam at openmoko.org with 
>   links to your previous work and a resume if you have one. (The latter 
>   is nowhere near as important as the former.)
> Thanks in advance for any help!
> -Sean

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