Freerunner's Future

Steve Mosher steve at
Tue Jun 2 20:56:55 CEST 2009


    To start off I have this list of proposed FAQs kindly generated by 
Werner. I'm going to ask for a volunteer to incorpoate this into an
appropriate place in the wiki.

Any takers?

After the FAQ gets incorporated then we can start to fill it up.

Also, I want to start a "wish list" or Suggestion list for what kinds
of things OM can do to smooth this transition.

here is Werners List. Adjust as you see fit for presentation.

- I'm using OM2008/2009 now. Will this distribution still be
maintained ? Should I switch ? How ? What will change, what
do I have to learn/unlearn ?

- What will happen with FSO ? Will development continue ?
Will a distribution carry it ?

- What will happen with Paroli ? Will development continue ?
Will a distribution carry it ?

- How will the kernel be maintained ?

- Will Openmoko continue selling FreeRunners ? For how long ?

- I have a purchase/return/warranty/etc. in progress with Openmoko
Inc.  or a distributor. What will happen ?

- I have buzz/#1024/no bass/etc. Can I still get it fixed ?
How ?

- Will the Openmoko Internet resources, Wiki, mailing lists, SVN,
git, downloads, people, trac, etc., be shut down ?

- Will "project B" continue ?

- What's the future of Open phone hardware without Openmoko Inc. ?

Steve Mosher wrote:
> No, it will not impact the program.
>    I just sealed the deal on that this morning! of course there are 
> details to be worked out so watch this space.
> 1. we sent out instructions to all the disty a while back.
> 2. one of our North american partners had requested the package to
>     perform the work ( like Dr. Ns program)
> 3. because of the layoff the mail went unanswered for a few days.
> 4. the disty wrote me directly and I hooked them up with sean who was on 
> the matter in 5 minutes of my mail.
> 5. Sean has assigned a person to make this happen.
> I'm working with that disty to make sure that they benefit from Dr. Ns
> approach, so we dont re invent the wheel.
> I know you guys have been very patient with us. I trust you wont be 
> disappointed.
> Finally, I would like to thank Dr. N for his tireless efforts and 
> imagination in getting this done. And lets not forget david at Tuxbrain.
> A bunch of people tried things they have never done before to keep 
> customers happy.
> Steve
> Lon Lentz wrote:
>>   Steve,
>>   Is this going to affect OM trying to find us Americans someone to
>> implement all of the pending hardware fixes?
>> On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 1:30 PM, Steve Mosher <steve at> wrote:
>>>  Thanks Sean for the kind words and for the opportunity to do something
>>> unique.  i spent some time thinking about how I want to organize
>>> the community responses. I have a list of FAQs from werner ( somewhere
>>> here in the pile of mail) and I want to solicit ideas from the community
>>>  on what OM can do to support the community efforts.
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