Nokia N900

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at
Tue Sep 1 11:21:53 CEST 2009

On Tuesday 01 September 2009 10:56:07 DJDAS wrote:
> Rui Miguel Silva Seabra ha scritto:
> > I don't care if that code breaks the GPL or not, what I care is that
> > is 2% too much proprietary software because it's 2% VERY IMPORTANT
> > software.
> Even 2% of Freerunner code is proprietary (Calypso and Wifi and it's
> VERY IMPORTANT too) why do we have to care if Nokia uses proprietary
> drivers on the N900? ;)

There's a difference between closed firmware providing a standard protocol and a 
proprietary ASIC providing a closed-source binary driver using a proprietary 
command language to talk to the hardware.

None of the Nxx tablets are fully functional with free software. The 
FreeRunner is.


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