[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Too busy to accept help? I'm not complaining

From: Dave Neuer dave.neuer at pobox.com
Date: Thu May 4 23:38:40 EEST 2006
On 5/3/06, Devesh.Kothari at nokia.com <Devesh.Kothari at nokia.com> wrote:
> >
> > Well, since you brought up "truely open product" and "expectation
> > management," what are Nokia's expectations about when the 770 will be
> > a truely open product (i.e., I can run all free software on the device
> >
> Maemo 2.0 would take it closer, with real package management. It is even today
> an open product, you can get root and install whatever you want today :) but
> remember the hardware limitations of the device itself :)
> > without losing any functionality)?
> can you be more specific ???

I can remove all software for which I cannot access and re-publish the
source code and all of the hardware capabilities (power management,
DSP and whatever other little doodads Nokia packed in there) are still
accessible; I can compile a kernel and a corresponding initfs and root
fs from source. Etc.


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