FreeRunner Pricing and PVT update

steve steve at
Thu Apr 17 03:50:35 CEST 2008

Thanks Lon.

 Good comment. 

-----Original Message-----
From: community-bounces at
[mailto:community-bounces at] On Behalf Of Lon Lentz
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 5:12 PM
To: community at
Subject: Re: FreeRunner Pricing and PVT update

 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.

Openmoko community mailing list
community at

More information about the community mailing list