FreeRunner Happiness

Sargun Dhillon xbmodder+openmoko at
Sat Dec 13 22:03:57 CET 2008

Sorry if this double posted guys. I was having issues with Gmail.

Well, usually companies like these have huge "firewalls" before you
hit someone with a respectable IQ. Though, their phones are slightly
more vulnerable. So, who is up to calling them? If I had some amount
of donations, I would be willing to create two 800 numbers that
redirect to the two known smediatech numbers.
The rates would be $0.0415/minute.

Additionally snail mail is useful, because it creates a pain in the
ass for whoever is filtering the mail. I don't know if there is a
Taiwainese equivalent of the BBB, but if there is, please chime in.

Other ideas:
-Google bomb the name "Smediatech" to something nasty [like a page
about how smedia sucks]
-Just a general web page about smedia's suckage.

Remember guys, stay legal.

On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 12:43 PM, Yogiz <yogizz at> wrote:
>> I really like this idea. I know we can contact Openmoko and sign the
>> NDA to get the data sheet, but it seems to negate the point of free
>> software for me (everything being open and developing as a
>> community). Here
>> Wolfgang
>> Spraul feels promises were broken in regards to opening
>> documentation- so our letters of complaint would be valid. If enough
>> pissed off people write in, would they open up the specs?
> Actually, they will probably just delete your e-mails and trash your
> mails. I tried:
> On Tue, 5 Aug 2008 20:37:27 +0300
> **** <****@****.****> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm writing on this address only because it was the only e-mail
>> contact I found on your site. If it's possible for you to forward it
>> to a more relevant department (management, engineering, design, ...)
>> then please do so.
>> My questions regard your Glamo 3362 chip that is used in my new phone
>> - Neo Freerunner. I'm wondering on the constraints that you have set
>> on the documentation concerning this chip. As you probably know,
>> Openmoko is all about freedom, both in software and hardware. This has
>> managed the company to draw a considerable community around it, many
>> members of it quite skilled in both software and hardware development.
>> I'm not kidding myself with hoping you to make your hardware
>> completely open but I would really care for letting the community
>> have access to the documentation. As I've understood, your
>> documentation is only available under heavy NDA and can thus only be
>> accessed by Openmoko employees. For that reason the potential of your
>> hardware remains largely unused. There are many new ideas that could
>> be made work on the chip and quite a lot of problems that could
>> easily be engineered around if we only had the means to.
>> Unfortunately this is too big of a job for the Openmoko team to do by
>> themselves (which is probably why they decided to abandon the Glamo
>> chip for the next version of Freerunner - GTA03). This is why I ask
>> if there is a possibility the Glamo documentation will be released to
>> the public. What are the problems you expect following this potential
>> action? What are the reasons the documentation has been kept secret
>> for the time being?
>> I would be most grateful if you could reply to these few questions and
>> consider my points for a minute. I'm sure respecting and trusting your
>> customers would open up a completely new market for your exellent
>> hardware.
>> I hope to hear from you soon,
>> **** ****
> I did not receive a reply and reminded them two weeks later. Still
> haven't got a reply. You're welcome to try though. Perhaps they'll give
> in once enough of a number contacts them.
> Yogiz
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