Bi-weekly OpenMoko community update

Pranav Desai pranavadesai at
Sun Oct 14 18:33:34 CEST 2007

On 10/13/07, Shawn Rutledge <shawn.t.rutledge at> wrote:
> 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.

Absolutely agrree. GPS was one of my main points for buying the phone.
I dont really care about the source for the driver as long as I can
get the co-ordinates.

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