Qualcomm Snapdragon? (Re: Intel Atom )

Pritam Ghanghas lists4pghanghas at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 13:18:23 CEST 2008

I tried to sketch my idea of extensions for openmoko and the result is
placed in the wiki
I dont know how feasible it can be in terms of design and power
requirements. But thats what I
had in my mind and I think thats what open source is all about.
Express ur ideas:-)


On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 8:56 PM, Pritam Ghanghas
<lists4pghanghas at gmail.com> wrote:
> But is there a way out. They way all these graphics chip companies
> behave we will never get a
> graphics chip on moko. For the worst case scenario that something as
> bad as that happens on the binary driver side. Openmoko employees will
> still be able to access the code as licensees. And I am not talking
> about qualcomm. I am talking about omap 3530. TI is any time better
> than qualcomm
> Moreover as i had read in thread whose link i posted in the previous
> post, that there are some reverse engineered drivers for older omaps
> and there is hope of reuse and coming up with open only drivers.
> and as stated above the performance without the proprietary stuff isnt
> bad either
> our moko !!!!!!!!!
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 7:09 PM, arne anka <openmoko at ginguppin.de> wrote:
>>> 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
>> i don't think it is enough.
>> not getting more with the glamo cannot be the standard and rational to put
>> us in the same situation again.
>> these only partial open drivers are almost as evil as the closed ones --
>> when something important changes you can't change the driver's internals
>> and when qualcomm finally decides to drop the development of drivers you
>> are stuck with driver rapidly becoming obsolete.
>> i've lived w/ ati and nvidia drivers for the past few years and it ain't
>> no fun.
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