Openmoko on Design

papa-piet neo.freerunner at
Thu Jul 31 00:02:08 CEST 2008

Open Source is more than that,
do you all propose OM to sell their Software bound to the Hardware?

I fear you thing too much in the old fashined way of MObile
COmmunication. The Freerunner is a piece of Hardware *YOU DECIDE* what
software you want to run on it FSO ASU 2007.1 2007.2, SHR, ASDF or
something YOU HAVE created

Think of your pc I assume the percentage of the people on this list is
really high who dislike Microsoft's politics and the fact that nearly
every OEM pc comes up with Vista.

Think of opensource projects, the most of then started within a
comunity, not a company.

If you think 2007.2 is not enouth and you feel neglected by OM Ltd. do
it yourselves. YOU can't expect a project starting from 0 full speed
within *ONE MONTH*!!!!!

When you bought the FR nobody told you: "Okay, right now the SW is
really buggy, but I swear within a month, it is gonna be perfect."

So be patient, put your power to develop the project, not to complain
that some metaphors are better than others or come up with ideas not

be friendly, stop expecting the very best for YOU, be grateful, relax,
code, relax, come up with great ideas (like tangoGPS) relax,
communicate, stop abusing, free your choice

Scott schrieb:
> Sean Moss-Pultz wrote:
>> On 7/30/08 Daniel Benoy wrote:
>>> Also, would the openmoko design team be willing to consider a  toggle
>>> in the configuration menu between manual and automatic?
>> What we want is for people to add their own configuration options to
>> menus in the form of packages installable from the "Installer". This
>> is why we remove functionality. So we can focus on how to make sure
>> our products are extensible.
> This seems like a bullshit answer to me. Taking functionality away
> doesn't improve the FR. It makes it less useful. Are you guys deaf or
> something?  Haven't you hear the screams from the people who plonked
> down their cold hard cash for your product about this reduction in
> functionality?
> Or are you just so damn arrogant you think its your way or the highway?
> If the functionality was there and you felt it should be an option, YOU
> should have made it one!  But thats not what you did. You made it
> difficult for a programmer to temporarily bring it back, and no way to
> make it a user selectable option.
> bah!!
> Scott
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