First small steps toward free GSM firmware
openmoko-community at njw.me.uk
Sun Nov 10 18:27:45 CET 2013
Quoth Norayr Chilingarian:
> What I would write in wiki is step by step instructions how to build the
> firmware, free loader, and flash it.
> I don't think it can confuse someone in some way.
> What about moderation, then, well, what you are saying is against
> collaborative work, like it is in Wikipedia.
> Everyone, by even not having Wikipedia account could go and write
> everything he wants. However, as we see, there are more sane people
> rather than idiots, and Wikipedia is mostly correct.
I think Joerg was worried about you writing a page saying "this
firmware improves power consumption" before more testing and
consulting with more knowledgeable people. I'm sure we all agree
that a place to discuss ideas and possibilities (as wrong as they
may turn out to be) is valuable, but Joerg has no doubt been around
long enough to have to deal with the fallout of those discussions /
conjectures being left in places where people take theories that had
been disproved elsewhere as fact, and shared the disinformation
wider. Which ultimately can give a bad impression to a project, as
well as bad experience to others.
Which is a long way of saying: the mailing list is the best place
for discussion, and the wiki should be reserved for things which we
are more sure about. So instructions on building and loading the
firmware would be fine for the wiki, but speculations about its
power saving (or sms receiving) improvements are best for the
mailing list. Which I know is what you suggested, but that wasn't
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