[maemo-users] Is OS2006 still supported?

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Fri Apr 18 14:07:55 EEST 2008

Igor Stoppa wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-04-18 at 13:52 +0300, ext Quim Gil wrote:
>> ext Luca Olivetti wrote:
>>> En/na Quim Gil ha escrit:
>>>> - The community is empowered to keep over time hardware and software as
>>>> fit as they wish and are able to.
>>> Quite difficult when some critical hardware parts are only usable with 
>>> binary blobs.
>> What is really the problem: the binaries or the license to distribute
>> them? Or both?
>> Do these binaries impede the community getting what they want? What do
>> they want, by the way?
> working wireless lan, battery charging, screen dimming and watchdog
> pinging would be a good start.

Do you mean that the community can't do a thing unless this
functionality is covered by open source packages instead of binaries?

Do you mean that Nokia 770 owners can't work on progress themselves
until these components are opensourced?

What would happen if the community could reuse these binaries in images
build and redistributed by themselves?

Also, is it feasible to think in open source alternatives developed by
the community?

One thing is not to do something and another thing is to impede others
from doing things. Pointing the real stones in the way would help
concentrating the attention on what matters.


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