When is the next and more powerful openmoko releasing
Joshua Judson Rosen
rozzin at geekspace.com
Fri Aug 13 03:45:49 CEST 2010
Brian <bneil at rochester.rr.com> writes:
> On Thu, 12 Aug 2010 15:55:21 +0200
> "Dr. Michael Lauer" <mickey at vanille-media.de> wrote:
> > Unfortunately the freedom loving people are doomed to either work on
> > anti-vendor-ports (such as HTC devices etc.) or live with one of the
> > semi-free alternatives (Palm Pre, Nokia N900). Right now there is no
> > device rivaling the FreeRunner's openness, nothing comes close.
> I wouldn't necessarily color all ports of FOSS as anti-vendor. In fact
> don't they demonstrate the versatility and adaptability of FOSS in
> relation to all hardware, especially hardware that isn't open? That's a
> good thing if the goal is to strive towards choice for consumers.
> Granted it's not the ideal situation but it is a step in the right
The term "anti-vendor port" initially struck me as a little odd, as well,
but now I think that Mickey is using a fairly strict definition of "anti-",
meaning "contrary to"--with "anti-vendor" meaning "contrary to the vendor"
or (more clearly) "contrary to the wishes or actions of the vendor".
"Don't be afraid to ask (λf.((λx.xx) (λr.f(rr))))."
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