Wolfgang Spraul wrote: > Openmoko actually has learnt a lot from this. First we have learnt to > not trust high-level promises as much as before. > In fact I would go as far as saying that going forward, we will not > trust any promises about 'we will open this up later' anymore. > Either it's open and documented at the time we make the decision to > use those chips, or we look elsewhere. > I believe that's what our customers want.
I read in the development list archive a big discussion about whether customers/enduser/developers would accept non-free bits to things like the wifi. I didn't subscribe because the list is very developer orientated so I don't know what the end result was, however I hope, in light of this thread, someone can reveal it ended favourably. :) > We have a long way to go to come out with kick-ass open phone > hardware, but if our community doesn't loose faith and continues to do > development together with us, we'll get there. The momentum we have > built with the Freerunner is awesome. Please continue to buy > Freerunners and to develop for it, same is happening internally. The > next phones will build on top of the free platform we have built > together, the technology investment will carry over. Keep doing what you are doing, there are problems, there will continue to be problems... lets not get demoralised but look forward to GTA 3 (do what you can but try not to let my hair turn grey first! ;) ) and if anything can be done about the glamo chip by engaging smedia, I would love openmoko to give it a try. :) If there is anything people who aren't skilled developers, who have no money(!), can do other than what we are already doing, please let us know. :) Finally, thanks for engaging with the community it's nice to get some feedback even if it isn't all good news. Cheers Tim  I *would* be really interested to know Openmoko's original projected sales figures for GTA02 and current sales so far! I guess this probably isn't possible but nobody gets hurt asking! -- www.tdobson.net ---- If each of us have one object, and we exchange them, then each of us still has one object. If each of us have one idea, and we exchange them, then each of us now has two ideas. - George Bernard Shaw _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list email@example.com http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community