Reason for GPS problems found!

Sander van Grieken sander at
Wed Jul 16 14:32:36 CEST 2008

> On 2008-07-16, Jay Vaughan <jayv at> 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.
>> Context:SD+Glamo == No go.
>> SD+GPS == No go.
>> How many GTA02's have been shipped before this problem was
>> discovered?  How much time wasted trying to get GPS functioning so
>> that development can continue?
>> >
>> > Admittedly a somewhat nasty bug, but
>> > nothing extraordinary.
>> If I can't use SD+GPS, its a no-brainer: Freerunner is no longer
>> qualified for my project.  Having spent a year on OpenMoko, thats
>> nasty.  I was willing to give the SD+Glamo issue a slide, but ..
> It is ok that you think this way, but please don't post messages
> like this on the list now. I do not care if you think it is a no go
> or not. Complaining does not help to solve any problems. Be
> positive:)
> Also, SD+GPS will be possible. They are almost finished with
> the kernel patch:)

Openmoko is damn lucky this problem can (allegedly) be solved by SW, otherwise everyone
would have a good right to complain, even return the HW.

But a big thumbs up to the communitymember that found the cause, and also a big thumbs
up to the engineers working out a solution so quickly!


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