FreeRunner delayed a further 6 months?!?!??

Richard Reichenbacher richard5 at
Mon Mar 17 02:53:22 CET 2008

IMO I'd rather the dev team spend their time developing than writing blogs
and answering the communities every question.  Their number 1 priority is
getting the FreeRunner finalized and working.  Not coming up with arbitrary
dates that the device may or may not be ready by.  It would be better that
they spend a few extra months making sure the hardware is good and done than
finding out in those months they needed to have an extra resistor at x
location so that y feature would work.  The community needs to calm down,
relax and be patient.  Remember if you could have created the first open
source phone out of scratch with just a couple guys and a small company than
you'd be the one doing it.  Not the guys in Openmoko busting their asses to
try and change the world or cellular technology.

-----Original Message-----
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Subject: Re: FreeRunner delayed a further 6 months?!?!??

A progress blog would be nice.  I don't think much more than what you
normally find in the Wiki and kernel mailing list would be needed.
Just a single place to find out what's going on.

On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 8:49 PM, "Marco Trevisan (Treviño)"
<mail at> wrote:
> Pietro "m0nt0" Montorfano ha scritto:
> > 1) The Freerunner IS free, there are only some firmware things that
>  > aren't open and that never will be open but they are only firmware,
>  > your PC run something which is not open source (BIOS, graphic card
>  > firmware, cdrom firmware, every kind of firmware you got is generally
>  > closed.....)
>  I do agree with this... Btw imho all the words written in this thread
>  are due to only one thing: the lack of communication by the FIC
>  developers (the hardware ones first of all, but also the software ones).
>  I think they mostly "talk" with their code, but the most part of the
>  community doesn't really know what they're doing and what is really
>  happening in Taiwan. That's why this thread started!
>  So, imho not to loose credibility FIC/Openmoko should have a better
>  relationship with its followers relasing more informations both about
>  the project status and about the future plans.
>  Don't you agree?
>  --
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H. Lally Singh
Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science
Virginia Tech

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