Appeals to Linux hardware hackers?

Mark markitect at
Thu Jul 26 15:23:42 CEST 2007

I agree that they have a different motivation,  but I do think they
can be useful to our community.  What we need to do is try to get them
to hack OpenMoko onto proprietary phones.  It will not only get them
looking at and improving our software, but I think it would be funny
to see people start to put OpenMoko on their iphone, etc. It would
also be of benefit to them because they will have a shorter path to a
useful hacked phone and can just concentrate on the true hacking part.

FIC might not like it as much, but I feel it would be best for the software.

On 7/25/07, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at> wrote:
> Hm.
> 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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