What's the real problem with wireless on the Ben?

Uwe Dippel udippel at uniten.edu.my
Wed Sep 14 22:00:26 EDT 2011


On 09/14/2011 07:06 PM, Bas Wijnen wrote:
>
> Yes. However, it seems to become emotional. Please beware. :-)

So I only correct some misinterpretation here:

> If qi-hardware thinks the same way (not sure if they do, but I think it
> at least comes close), they will allow you to use an SD card, including
> a wifi SDIO card, with your Ben. But they will not spend their resources
> on adding it to the device. They will not adjust their designs to make
> it fit in.

Nobody talks about adding it to/into the device. I am happy with the 
compromise to use external stuff.

> Yes, and nobody is stopping you. But that doesn't mean Wolfgang should
> spend his money on adding a WiFI chip inside the NanoNote.

See above, please.

> Interfacing is fine. But I shall not spend my time on improving that
> interface if I can instead spend it on making it obsolete.
>
> But then again, if you feel the interface is really important, I'm not
> stopping you to improve it. I'm not against a good interface. I just
> don't want to spend my time on developing non-free stuff.

'Interface' here doesn't mean 'user interface'.
It means interfacing with other Free and non-free items.

Uwe





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