gta02-core (was Re: OM future)

rixed at rixed at
Sat Feb 27 10:46:47 CET 2010

You can't just separate software from hardware. The fact is you can't have
open software without hardware specs, so open soft and open hard comes close
together. Go try to rebuild a kernel on a nokia "open" phone for instance,
and see what part of the phone hardware still works.

So what should we do ?

a) crack open closed phones by reverse engeneering ?
b) wait for a manufacturer to compromise its pot of gold by producing an open phone ?
c) put our head in a bag and pretend an iphone or an android is open enough ?
d) aim at building one collectively despite all the unbelievers trying to discourage
   the effort ?

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