On Mon 05 February 2018 16:45:17 H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote: > Well, from public perception they are both "phone manufacturers". Even if > they don't have their own fab. But that is very common. FIC did produce for > OpenMoko.
Not exactly. Openmoko used a FIC facility (incl workers) to run their PV and production. R&D always been with OM, at least as long as I been involved. And everybody could get even the NDA'ed glamo-et-al docs by signing a NDA - something Purism clearly and explicitly rejected when I asked. What the company been "labeled" is another topic, related to finances etc. In my book Purism does clever marketing but not much more. They obviously don't have own HW R&D. And they market a mechanical switch plus 4cm wire they designed into that OEM product, like it were a scientific breakthrough. Almost funny to read how they elaborate about the "difficulties" they had with it. a clarification: the above and previous statements about their copyright and own R&D are based on what I recall their CTO(?) told me in a query on IRC when I asked for the schematics to help solve a problem. That's *exactly* where OPENNESS starts, or rather *ends* in this case - a blackbox hardware with a few *.h files as "documentation" how to use the blackbox is not open, even while FSF/RYF seems to think so. /j -- () ascii ribbon campaign /\ against html e-mail - against proprietary attachments http://www.georgedillon.com/web/html_email_is_evil.shtml http://www.nonhtmlmail.org/campaign.html http://www.georgedillon.com/web/html_email_is_evil_still.shtml http://www.gerstbach.at/2004/ascii/ (German)
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