Freerunner's Future

Werner Almesberger werner at
Wed Jun 10 16:31:40 CEST 2009

Jeremy McNaughton wrote:
> Scope:   What will our mission statement be?  Is the foundation just
> to support the gta02-core project,

Just a quick remark: please don't concentrate too much on
gta02-core when planning organizational structures for the

The focus of gta02-core is not on making the next big phone but
on opening the process. The few pieces of hardware gta02-core
is planned to produce would be a proof of concept that we've
succeeded to meet that specific goal but they will likely be of
little practical interest to anyone who is looking for a
substantial improvement on the GTA02 as a day to day phone.

Once gta02-core is complete, there are several paths that could
lead to a mass-produced phone. Some could be very quick, others
quite slow. Mass-producing a phone requires a lot of money, so
at that stage, the direction would also depend on the goals of
investors or sponsors and on an assessment of the target

An organisational structure should allow us to keep assets
across projects. This will also encourage keeping technical
projects small and focused.

I use gta02-core as a reference when discussion specific needs,
because of the project's narrow scope. If a plan doesn't work
for gta02-core, it probably doesn't work at all. But a plan
that only works for gta02-core wouldn't be much better either.

- Werner

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