Mary-Anne's self introduction

Pat Welch patprimate at
Tue Mar 22 16:50:19 UTC 2011

Hi Mary-Anne, nice to hear your interested in helping out this project. 
I'm just a non-programmer lurker on this list, but even though I can't 
directly contribute to the free software code, I can try help others who 
can :) So if you and the list thinks its a good idea, I would be willing 
to contribute some $$$ to purchasing a used nexus one for you (or 
different phone if the list would prefer that - I have a nexus one so 
I'm biased ;P). If you can let me know what mobile provider you use - so 
I know whether to look for a GSM or the other one - then I'll take a 
look on ebay for an affordable phone that hopefully works ;)



On 11-03-22 07:16 AM, Mary-Anne Wolf wrote:
> Hi, I'm Mary-Anne.
> I heard about Replicant at Planet Libre just recently,
> and I would like to participate.
> However, I do not own a smart phone.
> I carry a trak phone which is just used for making phone calls,
> and mostly sits turned off in my car.
> I live outside of Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
> I am a very experienced, but unemployed, software engineer,
> mostly Java with a little PHP.  I used to do C, years ago.
> I have used emacs since the 1980's and I have dreamed in C.
> I have no mobile experience, and I am thinking that working
> on Replicant might also help me to find a job by giving me some,
> not to mention overcoming some of the evil things which are done
> about software rights on cell phones.
> I expect to have more time now than when I get a job.
> I am thinking that the relationship between Replicant and Android
> will become similar to the relationship between MythTV and TIVO.
> As best as I recall, MythTV is restrictive about what hardware it
> works with, and TIVO is used by a lot more people.  What should we
> learn from that?
> I have been puzzling over how I can contribute when the usual way
> to contribute seems to be testing whether Replicant works on the
> smart phone one happens to own.
> Is there some wish-list of applications that people strongly wish
> existed on F-droid?  Maybe I should start there.
> My primary computer is a Mac laptop.  I also have some linux boxes.
> I am okay with any licenses the rest of you agree to.
> I would prefer to use Replicant's own logo, not the android one,
> if that still needs to be decided.
> Mary-Anne
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