Fwd: Android phone done with KiCad
Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller
hns at goldelico.com
Thu Apr 30 17:51:23 CEST 2009
Reposted to the list with permission by Werner...
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> Von: Werner Almesberger <werner at openmoko.org>
> Datum: 30. April 2009 17:41:01 MESZ
> An: "Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com>
> Betreff: Re: Android phone done with KiCad
> Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>> Can OM copy&paste from their business model (basically it is a
>> "community driven EMS") and development process (with public project
>> proposals, donations by interested parties and voting)?
> I think several aspects of their process overlap with what we'd want
> as well. These are the main differences I see:
> - not all schematics are released (particularly the CPU is missing)
> - apparently, the layout isn't released at all
> - community involvement would start basically when the prototype is
> made (i.e., they don't want to open the workflow), not earlier
> So in terms out output, this would be similar to what Openmoko did,
> with the difference that Openmoko kept the product inside until it
> was considered ready for shipping, while Gizmo For You is releasing
> information already when it's in the prototype state.
>> BTW: I could not find anything who is behind gizmoforyou (location?
>> team? company?).
> Demetris Zavorotnichenko seems to be located in Cyprus. He's also
> the payment contact. I haven't found any other information either.
> The last name sounds Russian. Maybe it's a bunch of Russian
> engineers and he's their gateway.
> They're also offering services for making PCBs and even enclosures,
> acting as an intermediary:
>> It is a GTA03...
> With 3G, that would actually make it something like a GTA04 :)
> - Werner
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