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

David "Lefty" Schlesinger lefty at
Wed Mar 19 02:14:00 CET 2008

Lally Singh wrote:
> Oh sheesh.  Why are you trying so hard to poison this project?
Oh, please. If you want to entertain me with rhetoric, put more effort 
into it.

I'm not "poisoning this project", I'm simply adding a note of actual 
reality here. If anything might have that effect, I'd imagine it'd be 
the persistent and unrealistic complaints about a project which has been 
more open and transparent than any hardware project I've ever seen. And, 
having worked at both Apple and Palm for a number of years, and having 
spent the past seven years in the cell phone industry, I've seen plenty 
of 'em.

The fact is that the sort of response with which you're so unhappy is 
not unusual in open source projects at all. You're doing a lot of 
opining about "what open source projects do" without a lot of 
substantiation to back it up. All of this is not much different than the 
demands, many months ago, about "Why can't you _just add WiFi_?" to the 
GTA01, equally misinformed, equally unhelpful.

Here's an idea: you want a wish list, and feel there's a pressing need 
for one, why don't you create it? It's, after all, the "open source" 
thing to do, right?

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