Sean: Please authorise the release of GTA01 schematics

steve steve at
Sun Jul 20 04:25:10 CEST 2008

Watch this space. 

-----Original Message-----
From: community-bounces at
[mailto:community-bounces at] On Behalf Of Rod Whitby
Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 7:07 PM
To: Sean Moss-Pultz
Cc: OpenMoko
Subject: Sean: Please authorise the release of GTA01 schematics


Now that the FreeRunner is selling like hotcakes, and your hardware and
software teams must focus on it to ensure that it succeeds in the market,
and the GTA01 Neo1973 is no longer in production or being sold by Openmoko
or its distributors, surely it's the perfect time to release the GTA01
hardware schematics?

This would send a clear message to the community and the whole mobile
ecosystem that Openmoko is a company that doesn't leave it's customers in
the lurch when it brings out a replacement product like closed ecosystem
companies do, but that Openmoko is a company that wants it's customers to
continue to impact the material world with *all* of it's products - past,
present and future - for many years into the future.

Allow the amateurs to continue to have the distinct advantage over the
professionals even years after the professionals have moved onto the next
piece of hardware.  Imagine a world where new uses for 10 year old Openmoko
hardware are still being found, because the schematics for previous
generation products are always released when Openmoko ceases to produce or
sell that product.  Imagine how much wider the impact of Openmoko can be if
older products are not thrown in the bin due to lack of information availabe
to repair them, but are instead repaired by people in the community or
amateur ecosystem and then put back into service to continue to spread the
word about the clear advantage that open source has over the closed

Sean, please release the hardware schematics and pcb layout and component
placements for the GTA01.

Let the GTA01 run free and continue to impact the material world.

-- Rod Whitby

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