Openmoko strives for openness (smedia glamo)
herve.couvelard at viva-vous.net
Fri Apr 4 10:01:41 CEST 2008
> I bet if you could name such a device, they would have no problem in using it for future products.
I bet that if my incomes would exclusively depend on producing such a
device, i would use time to search for it.
Everything i do, or sale, depends on free software (even for drivers),
even if that means less features and less velocity.
As i am "just" a customer and latter on, maybe, a contributor as il
would develop and give the community my work, and do want to lose time
i know that it is not easy to find 'open' chips, but if open company
'buy' closed chips there will not be 'open' chips at all.
It's a shame that project like olpc use that new
low-consuming-close-source-wifi-chip without able to obtain open specs
for it : they'll manufacture a large number of it. How could someone ask
the chip vendor to open there specs if even in "free-world" people use
them "as is". [this is the same with the broadcom chip on freebox(c) ]
But in free-world we must be "fair" and do what we says _always_
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