customized CPE - Android & Openmoko

Flemming Richter Mikkelsen quatrox at
Fri Apr 4 23:15:58 CEST 2008

On 4/4/08, Wolfgang Spraul <wolfgang at> wrote:
> If you look at the Android software stack, you will notice that they
> basically only use the Linux kernel and a few traditional 'helper'
> libraries, written in C (jpg, png, etc).
> But the bulk of the system is written from scratch. They even have their own
> libc! Their own Java virtual machine, their own graphics system, etc. etc.
> I do believe all of this is very healthy. Fresh blood. Take the Dalvik
> virtual machine for example. Basically they kick Sun somewhere, but that may
> turn out to be a nice wake-up call for something like HotSpot and similar
> established Java projects. IcedTea, GNU Classpath, etc.
> At the same time they ignore pretty much everything the FOSS community built
> over the last 10-20 years.
> No X, no d-bus, no standard packaging system, ...
> It's a fundamentally different approach from Openmoko.

Great summary! Very well written! :)

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