[maemo-users] Is OS2006 still supported?

From: Luca Olivetti luca at ventoso.org
Date: Fri Apr 18 14:20:42 EEST 2008
En/na Quim Gil ha escrit:

>>> 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?

The community sure can do many things, but cannot do some *core* things, 
like replacing the kernel with a newer one (once the binary blobs stops 
working since the vendor lost interest in providing it), or replacing 
some nokia applets to control those things.

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

or the hardware is documented

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

it changes almost nothing if those binaries stop working with a newer 

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

I think so, but the hardware must be thoroughly documented.


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