Community update, January 2, 2008

Michael Shiloh michael at
Wed Jan 9 16:27:34 CET 2008

Hello Joseph,

The spring we're talking about is spring in North America, but please 
note that this is an estimate, not a guarantee, and please note that the 
software will not be consumer ready.


Joseph Reeves wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I'm going to ask possibly a simple question, but one that's quite
> important to me and the company I work for.
> FreeRunner is due for release at the end of Spring, but which Spring
> is this? East Asia? US? Europe?
> I'm in the UK and greatly looking forward to the FreeRunner, but we're
> not even into the worst of Winter yet.
> Thanks,
> Joseph
> On 03/01/2008, Michael Shiloh <michael at> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> Next week at CES we will formally preview GTA02 to the public. We are
>> doing this at an invitation-only media event, and not the general show
>> floor.
>> To coincide with this we are sending out a press release tomorrow morning.
>> The bulk of the press release discusses the hardware features of GTA02,
>> of which you are all well aware. I would like to let you know of two new
>> items:
>> 1. GTA02 is given a name: FreeRunner
>> 2. We think that FreeRunner will be available in spring. This is based
>> on our estimation of what remains to be done with regards to hardware
>> testing and software test.
>> We will be showing a prototype of GTA02 hardware, aimed at software
>> developers. It is not consumer-ready software. To quote the press
>> release: "The FreeRunner will be previewed at CES and ship later this
>> spring-- first to developers and then to end users as software for the
>> new hardware features becomes available."
>> Other minor updates:
>> We still have not received the signed agreement from TI allowing you to
>> upgrade your own GSM firmware, so those of you who need the new firmware
>> in order to use your SIM card should allow me to do it for you. Contact
>> me off-list for my shipping address: michael at
>> Want to help us close bugs? We have made a massive attempt to sort the
>> bugs in Bugzilla. A host of bugs that need work are owned by me
>> (michael at and community participation on these is
>> particularly welcome. Some need to be fixed, some need to be confirmed
>> fixed or not reproducible, and others need a decision as to whether they
>> are worth fixing or not. Take a look at these bugs and let me know if
>> any speak to you.
>> That's all for now. If any of you will be at CES drop me a line and
>> we'll see if we can connect. We have a pretty busy schedule but I will
>> especially try to make time to see OpenMoko community members.
>> Best wishes,
>> Michael
>> _______________________________________________
>> OpenMoko community mailing list
>> community at
> _______________________________________________
> OpenMoko community mailing list
> community at

More information about the community mailing list