Openmoko kernel situation

Flemming Richter Mikkelsen quatrox at
Fri Apr 3 19:20:22 CEST 2009

On 2009-04-03, Werner Almesberger <werner at> wrote:
> Now that the genie has left the bottle, let me outline what will happen
> on the kernel side:
> According to my sources, Openmoko will continue to support kernel
> maintenance and contribution to upstream. Nelson will be in charge of
> this.
> Although I've joined the ranks of former Openmoko employees as of this
> month, I'll still tie up a few loose ends on AR6k, and I'll support
> Nelson on the reorganization of the branches and the next merge from
> upstream.


All the good people disappear!!:(
raster, andy, werner, LaForge, ...

Then I can only wish you found a great new FOSS job!!!
I hope you will still hang around on irc (like raster).
> Some people disagree with Openmoko's reversal of ambition, and I am
> among them. I believe that the GTA03 project could still yield viable
> products, and I plan to help to advance kernel support to the point
> where the subsystems that can be tested on the prototype hardware made
> so far work properly. Whether this will ever become more than a hobby
> project depends on whether someone can be found who is willing to pick
> up where Openmoko has dropped the ball.
> For convenience, I'll continue using the address for a
> while (as far as I know, Openmoko doesn't mind), but please understand
> that this doesn't mean that Openmoko Inc. endorses my further
> ramblings ;-)

It sounds like it is really up to the community to deside the future of
Openmoko. I guess we see GTA03, GTA04, ..., when the community
manage to get a userfriendly distro with all standard phone functionality.

I hope the community will succeed in this and that Openmoko will
continue to support us along the way.

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