GPS driver (gllin) licensing question

Sean Moss-Pultz sean at
Sun Jul 29 14:15:28 CEST 2007

On 07/29/2007 Jørgen P. Tjernø wrote:
> I'm not yet a P1 owner (it hasn't been shipped), but I've been trying 
> to
> figure out what the GPS deal is. After talking to a few people on IRC,
> it seems that the following is the scenario (please correct me if I'm
> wrong):
>  * There's a (binary, proprietary) driver for the GPS device called 
> 'gllin'.
>  * 'gllin' is not (and is not supposed to be) shipped with the device.
>  * FIC do not plan on distributing 'gllin'.

Yes GLLIN is the name of this non-free (user space) piece of software.
We do plan on distribing this.

We are just about done with the SLA terms with Global Locate. We
required that we build this code ourselves which caused a lot of delays
in getting this approval.

Once we have the final SLA I will make an announcement. This should be
very soon.


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