Basic System Interfaces (was: preparing pcf50633 for upstream)

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at
Fri Oct 3 09:23:37 CEST 2008

Am Donnerstag, den 02.10.2008, 15:39 -0300 schrieb Werner Almesberger:
> Andy Green wrote:
> > One of the happiest things I saw on GTA02 was Debian.  I think it is
> > great that folks are learning and driving things their own way with
> > multiple distros instead of "Openmoko Windows XP" only.  Over time
> > they'll converge on the better stuff.
> Oh, I'm very happy about a diverse user space as well.
> It just scares me if they're diverging on the basic system interfaces.
> I wonder if we can do better than shrug it off as an inevitable
> consequence of using many different languages and IPC mechanisms.

Yes, we can. That's why Openmoko is funding the

With the FSO APIs in place, people can happily write their own phone
applications in whatever language and UI toolkit they want. The pkg-fso
guys are the first one leveraging FSO in Debian, lets see who comes


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