When is the next and more powerful openmoko releasing

Dr. Michael Lauer mickey at vanille-media.de
Fri Aug 13 13:02:35 CEST 2010

Am 13.08.2010 um 03:45 schrieb Joshua Judson Rosen:

> 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
>> direction.
> 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".

Correct. This is exactly what I mean – the vendor is not going to help you
and chances are it has taken measures to make your job really hard
(such as using completely undocumented custom silicon, let alone
e-fuses or nightmares alike).


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