Reverse or Creation?
udemirhan at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 09:36:46 UTC 2014
I am not an expert, but...
We have an urge to follow the off-the-shelf shiny products. Replicant aims
to free those shiny products at relevant levels.
I think I saw some completely-free projects or related proposals.
However, if industry do not follow you, and probably they won't as they are
like titanic near a row-boat when compared to other communities, then it
will not be common.
I recall an initiative by Debian community, about raising funds for a
tablet to be designed openly and manufactured in China, and running Debian.
However, I do not think they managed (or at the level they aimed.)
Furthermore, GSM operators probably will not like the idea of free baseband
For further information and other communities, http://bit.ly/1lAJNxz
On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 8:48 AM, dimonik, dimonik <dimonik at letiko.com> wrote:
> Thus, currently we have a lot of weak points:
> 1) Boot loader
> 2) Baseband processor
> 3) BLOB drivers
> all this remains out of our control on every device we use!
> Than, let me ask - wouldn't it be better to design a NEW system from
> scratch instead of spending years on reverse-engineering of what
> manufacturers are selling?
> There are a cool stuff to work with, like DE2-115 development board, with
> which one may design & debug some OpenRISC system + some existing OS.
> And there is no real need in BIG SW like Linux, look at Oberon Project (
> http://www.inf.ethz.ch/personal/wirth/ProjectOberon/index.html) - it is
> well designed, has a lot of features and very minimal & compact.
> Personally i chose not to spend time on reverse stuff. Concentrated all my
> power on research for new design.
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