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vasco.nevoa at vasco.nevoa at
Thu Aug 7 12:07:08 CEST 2008

> Agreed. Why does nobody seem to be addressing/acknowledging this issue
> (or am I just looking in the wrong places)? An April 2008 post on the
> mailing list suggests that SMedia want $15,000 to release the docs under
> NDA to anyone outside of Openmoko employees. If this is the case, and
> nobody is even prepared to address this issue in other ways let alone
> pay for it, then for the foreseeable future it seems that this chip will
> do nothing more than sit there consuming power and the Freerunner will
> be without any form of graphic acceleration.
> It is a crying shame.
> Aaron

Which prompts me to ask: when FIC/OM chose this chip, what was their  
plan? they knew that it had IP strings attached, and yet they chose it  
anyway. They must have had some kind of plan to make it compatible  
with "Open" philosophy. What is it?

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