[maemo-users] brightness Re: [maemo-users] Re: Storage/Sleep Issues..

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Thu Jan 25 17:22:36 EET 2007
On Thu, Jan 25, 2007 at 12:38:18PM +0000, Igor Stoppa wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-01-25 at 13:08 +0100, ext Frantisek Dufka wrote:
> > I meant way to get discharge current from battery circuit to know what 
> > is actual consumption of the device and how big is the influence of 
> > various parts. This is easy to get on laptops and it was possible on 
> > iPAQ but is currently kept very close to Nokia's chest.
> I think you won't see this information made available anytime soon for a
> very good reason: there is a significant risk that somebody uses this
> knowledge to write malicious software that literally blows the device by
> doing nasty thinigs with the battery and Nokia would be liable if it was
> releasing such information. This is also behind the clause about reverse
> engineering.

Why is this not a problem for laptop manufacturers?

> One has to prove that we made it hard for him to get such information,
> so that we are not liable when he blows hiimself up with a modified
> 770/n800.

Marius Gedminas
Gates' Law: Every 18 months, the speed of software halves.
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