Free Your Phone

Renaissance Man renaissanceman at
Mon Jan 22 00:36:05 CET 2007

On 21 Jan 2007, at 10:58 pm, David Ford wrote:

> Free software existed before GNU, it will exist after GNU.

Yes, but will we still enjoy the freedom it was intended to bring? Or  
will it be a mix of free and unfree components barely usable without  
the unfree components that users will expect to find?

It seems clear to me, having come to this list asking for WiFi and  
finding out freedom was an issue in this regard, that those driving  
this project are committed to Free Software and not just Open Source.  
And Sean's comments on the matter appear to have confirmed this. And  
that probably means OpenMoko will have at least three more customers  
(me, my mrs and my old man). (well that and the fact that Job's  
decision to leave out VoIP from his machine sent me on a hunt for  

Renaissance Man

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