Openmoko strives for openness (smedia glamo)

Harald Welte laforge at
Thu Apr 3 15:44:54 CEST 2008

On Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 09:32:31AM +0100, Tom Cooksey wrote:
> On Sunday 30 March 2008 13:42:23 Harald Welte wrote:
> > Please note though, that being one of the persons who drafted the
> > wording on the contract between Smedia and OpenMoko: The contract
> > contains explicit provisions for OpenMoko preparing a set of
> > documentation for the Glamo chip, not carbon-copying from the original
> > NDA'd docs, and then cooperating with Smedia to jointly release that 
> > new manual.
> > 
> > However, I doubt that given the current load and priority situation,
> > there would be anyone doing paid work on that set of new documentation.
> As one (perhaps only one?) who volunteered to start work on a DRM driver
> for the glamo (the first step to 3D), I can confirm that the NDA OpenMoko
> has with SMedia prevents them from releasing any docs to 3rd parties,
> with or without an NDA. 

what if you become part of openmoko?  Just sign some kind of work
contract (like other freelancers had and still have with openmoko),
but with only USD 1  in return for your work, adding a clause that you
keep the copyright on your work?

This way you are legally part of openmoko, have access to the docs, and
can work on the code.
- Harald Welte <laforge at>         
Software for the world's first truly open Free Software mobile phone

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