Reason for GPS problems found!

Yair Mahalalel yair at
Thu Jul 17 03:19:13 CEST 2008

A little restraint would be helpful on both sides. For many of us this
is a first visit to the sausage factory and we can't help ourself from
being a little startled, especially those who already made a major
investment in the platform.

When Mozilla opened their bug database to the public many were shocked
by the tens of thousands of unsolved problems and many proclaimed the
end of the project at the sight, when in fact it just took a while for
the transparency to become common and for the bugs to be taken for what
they are and nothing more.

And it's the same with in the realm of hardware, with Openmoko taking
the heat of the audience's ignorance. Imperfect hardware is often
released with firmware chasing it to cover up the bugs. If it wasn't so
commonly successful to fix hardware problems in software, I don't think
Intel would have managed to successfully release a single CPU ;-).


On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 02:06:23AM +0200, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 08:34 +0200, Marcus Bauer wrote:
> > From all the Openmoko employees nobody has realized that the GPS is
> > broken. Why have you not used the phone yourselves? Why are you abusing
> > the community in such a shameless way?
> This (and other - especially personal - insults like this) is completely
> inappropriate and the only one that should shame is you.
> What comes next? Comparisons with Nazis? In that case everybody please
> don't forget Godwin's law.
> I hope that the "main developers" (especially Jörg, and all other) see
> that most of the people on this list are actually very pleased about
> their work. At least I am :)
> Chris.
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