Future Copyleft devices
ironiridis at gmail.com
Thu May 27 17:51:56 EDT 2010
On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 16:31, Ron K. Jeffries <rjeffries at gmail.com> wrote:
> With all due respect, the Ingenic SOC that is the heart of Ben
> nanonote is ~not~ Copyleft by any stretch of the imagination.
> 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>
> >> 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
> > in the opposite direction.
> > The long-term solution here is to locate a 100% copyleft solution for
> > I'm not sure how possible this is.
Can someone with authority comment on this? If Ron is correct, then I feel
the Nanonote has been strongly misrepresented by Sharism.
http://sharism.cc/ : "Copyleft hardware"
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