FreeRunner Pricing and PVT update

Lon Lentz lon.lentz at
Thu Apr 17 02:11:34 CEST 2008

 For quite a while now I've been reading comments from people saying
that this issue or that issue is a "deal breaker". I've been reading
hardware requests and demands that stretch the gambit from quaint and
interesting to just down right silly. If this is the environment in
which all FOSS is developed, it's amazing we have a kernel to run it
all on. I'm all about presenting and discussing ideas. But the making
of demands in this environment is extreme.

 FIC and OM have come up with a hardware platform to meet a
predetermined need and market. If someone thinks some major item is
missing, create a competitor. Fork the hardware.

 In all fairness though, I think calling the release of the CAD files
under appreciated is a little premature. Accessories companies are
going to wait to see what the adoption of this phone will be like.
Then they will make business decisions about risk versus benefit. If
the phone does become "successful", that is moving enough units to
make it profitable for FIC and the accessories makers, we will see the
CAD files be put to use outside of hobbiests.

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Hugo Mills <hugo-om at> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 10:07:18AM -0700, steve wrote:
>  > One goal of freeing the CAD , freeing the flesh of the phone, was to enable
>  > others to seize these opportunities.
>  >
>  > So, the CAD files for the FreeRunner are out there, before it has even
>  > shipped. I think this decision is
>  > underappreciated.
>    From reading this thread, I think you're right.

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