GTA04 openness/freedom (was GTA04 Group Buy - Status)
psonek2 at seznam.cz
Thu Dec 1 23:25:36 CET 2011
On Thursday 01 of December 2011 20:09:02 msokolov at ivan.Harhan.ORG wrote:
> Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com> wrote:
> > it is obvious why the open and free software community needs
> > a device where every individual has control over the software.
> But isn't the GTM601 GSM/UMTS modem in the GTA04 just as closed as any
> other? How is then GTA04 an improvement over GTA02 in terms of
> openness/freedom? If anything, it's a step backward from the GTA02 in
> terms of openness/freedom: at least for the GTA02's Calypso the free
> world already has free physical access (legalities aside, please) to
> full hw documentation for all guts of that chipset and to the fw
> source for a different Calypso phone (TSM30) which may some day be
> back-ported to Leonardo/GTA02. For the GTM601/GTA04 we don't have
> even that.
What's the point in investing time into device that is no longer manufactured
and the number of users is decreasing to zero?
Did you realize that very soon you will loose the freedom to buy GTA02? This
freedom is much more important than some leaked docs for modem firmware.
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