GPLv3 and Mobile Phones

Richard Franks spontificus at
Sat Dec 9 18:13:16 CET 2006

Hi Dave,

On 12/9/06, Dave Crossland <dave at> wrote:
> I thought this blogpost from the FSFE might be of interest to the list
> and also relates to the question I asked earlier about how the
> openmoko relates to the FSF philosophy:

OpenMoko = Open Mobile Communications Platform
Neo1973 = physical handset using OpenMoko applications

I think it may depend on how the Neo1973 specific code is distributed?
OpenMoko is intended to run upon many different mobile architectures,
so it would make a certain amount of sense (although this is an
assumption) to not contain any Neo1973-specific code in the OpenMoko
repository, but supply it through a software feed via the OpenMoko

I can also see the reasoning behind a kernel-type distribution, where
support for (almost) everything comes in the same tarball.

But I think the answer to that question probably shapes the answer to
your question :-)


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