IMHO only with the power/security of :) Re: Neo1973: Mobile Phone or Mobile Computer?

Robert Michel openmoko at
Thu Jan 25 12:06:48 CET 2007

Salve Shu!

On Thu, 25 Jan 2007, Shu Hung (Koala) wrote:

> On 1/25/07, Dave Crossland <dave at> wrote:
> >
> >On 25/01/07, Shu Hung (Koala) <koalay at> wrote:
> >> Why don't we just use the Flash for Linux 9 on OpenMoko?
> >
> >It is proprietary software, and using proprietary software is
> >unethical and unsustainable. 

> I understand this GNU rational for the phone. But I would suggest OpenMoko
> to take a more welcoming approach like Ubuntu do. If we have an apt-get like
> application management system, we may have OpenMoko a FOSS default install
> while allowing users to install proprietary software through 3rd party
> respo.

When doing this, would help that the device will 
stay a trustworthy device - so please consider to start propietary
non-FOSS software only on an own guest-system. (Jail it!) needs only a little bit more ressources
and will run on the Neo. :)


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