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http://www.pcworld.com

A Q&A with OpenMoko on its upcoming Neo 1973, called a hacker's answer to the iPhone. The Neo 1973, the first phone to use the open-source, Linux-based OpenMoko mobile operating system, has techies abuzz in anticipation of its October consumer release.

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spikeb

8 years 1 week 5 hours 35 min ago

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the cell phone isn't fully open

the cell phone isn't fully open source, some components are proprietary

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kiba

8 years 1 week 5 hours 19 min ago

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Some are under NDA, and some are

Some are under NDA, and some are required to be proprietary because of government(Because of FCC I believed).

We need to lobby the government to open up and the manufacturer who forced the NDA.

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lindi

8 years 6 days 23 hours 57 min ago

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Afaik they are now trying to reverse

Afaik they are now trying to reverse engineer the GPS daemon. However, imho they should have distributed the proprietary GPS daemon only to developers who are trying to reverse engineer it and not to everyone and by default. The device is still usable without GPS support anyway and this way the problem would have got more attention.