[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 
chip: 
http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/freedombox-discuss/2011-September/002795.html

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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