Qualcomm Snapdragon? (Re: Intel Atom )

Pritam Ghanghas lists4pghanghas at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 15:34:31 CEST 2008

All this discussion is going on this thread

On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 6:55 PM, Pritam Ghanghas
<lists4pghanghas at gmail.com> wrote:
> got some info on TI 3530 and beagleborad:
> Que: video quality with only the openly available information and code?
> Ans: The FFmpeg 720p demo was put together with all open source software.
>        Video using the DSP is pending.
> Que: how open will be the various interfaces and drivers
> Ans: The DSP interface software hasn't been released to open source yet.
> It is in the plan to provide them as open source, but they will be
> provided as GPL in the kernel and TI proprietary licensing (partial
> source) in the user space first.  The DSP-side portions, namely the TI
> codecs, will still be closed source.
> When the 2D/3D graphics drivers are released, only the kernel portions
> will be GPL.  The user-space libraries will be closed source by the
> current plan of record.
> I guess this is good enough. I dont think we are getting anything more
> with Glamo as well
> our moko!!!!!!
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 1:52 PM, David Pottage <david at electric-spoon.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, August 14, 2008 4:25 am, Urivan Saaib wrote:
>>> What about the QC Snapdragon?
>> <snip>
>> Qualcomm have a history of being a very litigious company. Just look at
>> their ongoing litigation with Nokia over CDMA patents. I would be worried
>> that if we got on the wrong side of them, they would sue OpenMoko faster
>> than you can say "software patent".
>> With someone like Qualcomm, I would want all the drivers and all the docs
>> under a GPL license before I would consider them, preferably GPL-3 with
>> it's even stronger protections against software patents and similar
>> tactics.
>> --
>> David Pottage
>> Error compiling committee.c To many arguments to function.
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