[maemo-users] Repeat quetion : Diablo update to OS2008HE ? (Was: Software Choices for New Nokia 770?)

From: Ryan Abel rabelg5 at gmail.com
Date: Wed Oct 29 17:59:27 EET 2008
On Oct 29, 2008, at 11:45 AM, hendrik at topoi.pooq.com wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 09:11:19AM -0600, Denis Dimick wrote:
>> So the worst case here; Nokia drops out of the Linux market, or  
>> reduces
>> their support for older hardware platforms.
>> Since the software is open source,
> except for the close-source binary-blob drivers that drive the
> proprietary chips.

Yes, I think the correct approach is for not necessarily for Nokia to  
actively maintain releases for old hardware all the way back to the  
beginning, but to remove as many blockers as possible to the community  
maintaining releases for old hardware. An open source wifi driver for  
the N8x0 removed a huge blocker towards community support for this  
generation of hardware, as it means we can update the kernel without  
relying on getting updated binary blobs.

This discussion has been had many times before, though, so I suggest  
anybody interested visit the mailing list archives.

Ryan Abel
Maemo Community Council chair

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