Appeals to Linux hardware hackers?

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at
Wed Jul 25 21:42:41 CEST 2007

Am 25.07.2007 um 21:14 schrieb Giles Jones:

> Hi,
> I was thinking, there's a few people who are spending time hacking  
> away at HTC devices to get Linux running on them. While it is  
> commendable they would be better to help us with OpenMoko.
> Maybe we could appeal to them if we're not already on their radar.
> Thoughts?


I think it is just a few. And, IMHO their motivation is different:  
hacking closed hardware is a lot of fun. That is quite different from  
developing software for open hardware.

It might be as difficult as to convince you that it is a lot of fun  
to hack a HTC device and you should better help them than using an  
open hardware.

So, there is no chance to change the appeal. It is like the Linux vs.  
*BSD discussion. Each project has its contributors.

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