[Gta04-owner] Status GTA04 EA

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Mon Sep 19 14:00:12 CEST 2011

Hi Nikolaus (cc FreedomBox list),

On 11-09-19 at 01:24pm, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> Am 19.09.2011 um 12:23 schrieb Bob Ham:
> > On Mon, 2011-09-19 at 11:06 +0200, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> > 
> > Surely the best approach, in terms of freedom should be increasing 
> > everybody's freedom by using a free firmware,
> The real problem is that there are no really small WiFi/Bluetooth 
> combo chips on the market where the source code of the firmware is 
> open. They simply don't exist. Or are hidden behind other obstacles 
> (minimum order quantities).
> This is the other approach started by the OLPC project - write a 
> completely free implementation of the firmware from scratch.
> If enough developers volunteer to complete what OLPC has started, this 
> would IMHO be the better approach. Since it allows everyone to use the 
> non-free BLOB without unnecessary hardware. Until we have a free 
> alternative.
> BTW: the Gumstix people could also be interested since the Overo also 
> uses the same WiFi/BT combo.
> Anyone here with good connections?

I already mentioned your project at the mailinglist of the FreedomBox 
project which (currently) uses the DreamPlug, containing same Marwell 

Hereby also mentioned this mailinglist and particularly its discussion 
on the road to true freedom (which is vague at the project page).

Kind regards,

- Jonas

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