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Joe Pfeiffer joseph at
Tue Sep 4 15:57:04 CEST 2007

Harald Welte writes:
>On Sat, Sep 01, 2007 at 04:31:00PM +0100, Giles Jones wrote:
>> Seems like an odd choice of unit then for an open source phone.
>So are you claiming the open source drivers that we are writing are not
>open source, merely by the fact that we are writing them?  Using this
>argument, the entire openmoko software stack would not be open source,
>because we are writing it.

Well...  not speaking for Giles, but the drivers I've seen for closed
chipsets have generally involved a thin open-source wrapper around a
closed binary driver.  Letting you write a real open-source driver
while demanding NDA to see the specs you're writing the driver to
seems odd on their part (but much better than the norm!).

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