Future Copyleft devices

Ron K. Jeffries rjeffries at gmail.com
Thu May 27 17:31:30 EDT 2010

With all due respect, the Ingenic SOC that is the heart of Ben
nanonote is ~not~ Copyleft by any stretch of the imagination.

We need not have the netlist of a device or understand every gate in
order to use it. The API needs to be open and documented so
appropriate OPEN drivers can be created.

Ron K. Jeffries

On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 13:07, Christopher Harrington
<ironiridis at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 09:48, Ron K. Jeffries <rjeffries at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Open source drivers for the Atheros chip are available in Linux.
>> There's no reason I can understand to not adopt this enabling
>> technology
>  Because as of right now, the hardware is 100% copyleft. Adding a
> non-copyleft component (like the Atheros chip) reduces that percentage,
> which means we aren't "driving toward the long term goal". We'd be driving
> in the opposite direction.
> The long-term solution here is to locate a 100% copyleft solution for wifi.
> I'm not sure how possible this is.
> --
> -Chris Harrington
> Phone: 612.598.3650

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