Reason for GPS problems found!

Marcus Bauer marcus.bauer at
Wed Jul 16 09:17:09 CEST 2008

On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 08:45 +0200, Kalle Happonen wrote:
> > Its really pretty important that the communication on this issue *not*  
> > diverge into hate and vitriol towards customers, because to those who  
> > are observing the OpenMoko project - not participating - the SD+GPS  
> > testing issue is a *huge* screw up.
> >
> >   
> No, the SD+GPS issue is a bug. Admittedly a somewhat nasty bug, but 
> nothing extraordinary. The Debian key generation vulnerability was a 
> *huge* screw up.

I don't follow your view. The Debian ssh bug was all but obvious. That's
why it went for a long time unnoticed. 

However, the GPS is a basic feature and its malfunctioning is very
obvious. If you buy a new car and the engine doesn't run you'll wonder
if anybody ever drove around with it.

The same goes for making phone calls: there is quite often a buzzing
sound on the far end and it can be really bad. Unless you don't care
about the people you are calling the Neo is not usable as your daily

Then there are the phones with a GSM modem that constantly re-registers.

And there is still no word about which headsets are usable with the Neo.

Don't mix up freedom with broken hardware!

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