GPS application (was: Request for help: Would like community applications to show anddiscuss at LinuxWorld)
marcus.bauer at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 17:13:15 CEST 2008
On Tue, 2008-07-29 at 15:46 +0200, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote:
> Am Dienstag 29 Juli 2008 15:28:56 schrieb rakshat hooja:
> > > Moreover the '800 pound gorilla' OM is developing its own
> > > gps software and I'm not spending my energy competing with it.
> > >
> > Not to start a flame war but even I would like to know why Openmoko with
> > its scarce resources is developing its own gps software instead of
> > supporting something like Tango GPS that seems to be working so well?
> Dear Rakshat, please don't let yourself be fooled by polemics, I know it's
> hard to resist, but we should lean on to the facts.
> Fact is: Openmoko is NOT developing its own gps software
Dear Dr. Michael Lauer,
four hours ago (10:38 GMT) John Lee from Openmoko wrote:
asu [is]: + diversity (gps app based on EFL)
And from the blog of OM employee Holger Freyter:
"Certainly not the least application we are going to develop in
our GForge is diversity. This application is combining GPS, [..]
with OpenStreetmap to find your way[...]"
A quick search on Google tells that Wendy from Openmoko is writing test
reports about diversity / splinter.
If you look at:
you will see that the last checkin was *four hours* (!) ago by an OM
Stating that "Openmoko is NOT developing its own gps software" is an
impertinent and blunt lie.
Dear Rakshat, please don't let yourself be fooled by lies, I know it's
hard to resist, but we should lean on to the facts.
Fact is: Openmoko IS developing its own gps software.
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