[Community] Releasing GTA04 hardware source files (was: community Digest, Vol 353, Issue 3)
norayr at arnet.am
Sat Aug 24 14:55:52 CEST 2013
Excuse me very much, I don't mean to offend anyone, I actually care
about project a lot.
I really appreciate the project and I would like to have a gta04 based device, probably tablet. It's just too expensive for me now.
Recently I became a lucky owner of a freerunner, got one used, and
need to tell, that I had a lot of problems both under SHR and QtMoko.
I believe it's solvable.
Unfortunately the device is not very useful because I cannot get stable
connection to the internet to run pidgin, due to power management probably, also in
recent SHR releases most of the time sim card don't get recognized. And I
feel that n810 as mobile computer is more useable. That's why I would like
to find a used openpandora, because it's open, and it's mobile computer. I
don't need a phone, if I have jabber with ssl connection.
Anyway, I just want to add, that indeed, if one needs to OCR a pdf, then
it's more like reverse engineering, rather than source. It's of course
arguable, but I don't see why don't share the actual source files? Why?
On Sat, 24 Aug 2013, Bob Ham wrote:
> On Sat, 2013-08-24 at 11:21 +0200, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>> Am 24.08.2013 um 02:10 schrieb Bob Ham:
>>> We have schematics in a .pdf file but nothing else.
>> Yes. And the PDF is the source.
> I don't believe this is the case. I believe the PDF was compiled from
> designs that came from other files. I don't believe your circuit
> designs were written in the PDF language. If they came from other
> files, the PDF is not the source, the other files are the source.
>> You can run OCR and convert it into any
>> format you like. And modify it as you like. What else do you expect? More
> It's not so much about convenience. Let me quote the GPL 2:
> "The source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for
> making modifications to it."
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