Bi-weekly OpenMoko community update

Shawn Rutledge shawn.t.rutledge at
Sat Oct 13 09:33:57 CEST 2007

On 10/12/07, Michael Shiloh <michael at> wrote:
> We're very happy with the u-blox/Atmel ATR0635 GPS Receiver, and thus
> have made the decision to use this chip.

That sounds like good news.  It's not open-source but sounds like it
should be easier to interface with.

However, FIC still needs to get us the gllin binaries for our GTA01's!
 I hope this isn't being forgotten just because you chose a new chip.
It was advertised as a GPS phone and that was probably a big factor
for many of us to purchase it.  Personally I was looking forward very
much to having this working, and the last update I remember seeing was
a couple months ago when Sean said the license would all be worked out
in "a few more days"!  What's up with that?  How many hundreds of
phones are sitting around with idle GPS chips, hampering the
development because of this licensing red tape!  It's ridiculous that
it has taken this long.

If the chip co. wants to charge a small fee I'd even pay it.

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