[gta02-core] PRESS: OpenMoko Layoffs Lead to New Open Hardware Venture

Wolfgang Spraul wolfgang at qi-hardware.com
Wed Jul 22 07:34:47 EDT 2009


Dave,

> We're still experimenting a little, but have adopted some  
> style-guidelines for our use of KiCad which makes the schematics easier  
> to read across multiple people. 

Yes I've followed the discussion.
Where are the latest style guidelines? Are they in SVN?

Wolfgang

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 01:05:12AM +0100, Dave Ball wrote:
> Wolfgang Spraul wrote:
>> Yes we share the same goals.
>> Qi is choosing tools (KiCAD) to be compatible with gta02-core.
>> See www.github.com/adamwang
>>   
> That's fantastic.  I grabbed a snapshot and was having a dig through  
> these yesterday.
>
> We're still experimenting a little, but have adopted some  
> style-guidelines for our use of KiCad which makes the schematics easier  
> to read across multiple people.  At some point it might be worth seeing  
> if there is a common set of styles that will make it easier for people  
> familiar with either project to contribute to both?
>
>> As categories, we can imagine small clamshell computers (NanoNote), picture
>> frames, phones. No firm decision yet, we want to get the process right first.
>>   
> Of course - one thing at a time!
>
>> You can rest assured that I am doing a lot on the 'meeting' side to promote
>> gta02-core. Everywhere I go I talk about gta02-core.
>>   
> That's great - thanks Wolfgang  :-)
>
>> Maybe I can get a large Chinese device manufacturer to invest in gta02-core,
>> meeting with senior people lined up in a few weeks. Hold your expectations
>> low, best is at ZERO, these talks mostly go nowhere. I just wanted to give
>> you this as an example that we are trying to help too.
>>   
> I don't know where it's going to come from, but I am getting more  
> convinced that there will be many people out there that at some point  
> will find supporting our little venture to be a good investment.  OM is  
> already kindly donating components, these discussions with USP sound  
> interesting and you and several others are out evangelising for us.
>
> Thanks for your kind words, and for spreading news of what we're doing!
>
> I hope QI-hardware goes well - and I'm sure it will.  The more people  
> generating and talking about open hardware the better for all of us.
>
>
> Dave




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