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Sean Moss-Pultz (CEO of Openmoko Inc.) decided that the best path foreword for the phone business is to turn the future of the Freerunner over to the community. (See the announcement for details)

In brief :

  • The Neo Freerunner development is now fully holded by the Gta02-core project
  • The community has permission to use the Openmoko brand/trademark for their efforts
  • Openmoko Inc. will continue to provide funding for operating the infrastructure (Wiki, GIT, Trac, Planet, ...)


Wish List

List here for what kinds of things OM can do to smooth this transition.

  • continue to funding the infrastructure
  • promote and sell the Freerunner
  • create the Openmoko foundation ?


FAQ

I'm using OM2008/2009 now. Will this distribution still be maintained ? Should I switch ? How ? What will change, what do I have to learn/unlearn ?

please answer here (Om2008 hadn't maintained for a while before that announcement. Now only maintained distro by Openmoko is Om2009)

What will happen with FSO ? Will development continue ? Will a distribution carry it ?

please answer here

What will happen with Paroli ? Will development continue ? Will a distribution carry it ?

please answer here

How will the kernel be maintained ?

The kernel will be maintained by a group of volunteers. The main change now is that more than one person will be able to commit. The list of committers will be published soon.

These are the most important bugs that need to be fixed now.

This is the complete report with all the bugs (some of them might be invalid, please ask on IRC or in the mailing list before trying to fix one).

There is a current ongoing effort to get basic GTA02 support in the mainstream Linux kernel, the patches have been sent. Once this basic support is ready other drivers can be submitted as well. Many of the drivers need additional work to be suitable for upstream inclusion.

Will Openmoko continue selling FreeRunners ? For how long ?

please answer here

I have a purchase/return/warranty/etc. in progress with Openmoko Inc. or a distributor. What will happen ?

please answer here

I have buzz/#1024/no bass/etc. Can I still get it fixed ? How ?

please answer here

Will the Openmoko Internet resources, Wiki, mailing lists, SVN, git, downloads, people, trac, etc., be shut down ?

No. Openmoko Inc. has committed to continuing to support the community by hosting the resources available on openmoko.org.

From Sean's email announcement: "Openmoko Inc. then will act as the sponsor of this effort. We will continue to fund all necessary server infrastructure..."

Will "project B" continue ?

please answer here

What's the future of Open phone hardware without Openmoko Inc. ?

please answer here

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History

Sean Moss-Pultz (CEO of Openmoko Inc.) decided that the best path foreword for the phone business is to turn the future of the Freerunner over to the community. (See the announcement for details)

In brief :

  • The Neo Freerunner development is now fully holded by the Gta02-core project
  • The community has permission to use the Openmoko brand/trademark for their efforts
  • Openmoko Inc. will continue to provide funding for operating the infrastructure (Wiki, GIT, Trac, Planet, ...)


Wish List

List here for what kinds of things OM can do to smooth this transition.

  • continue to funding the infrastructure
  • promote and sell the Freerunner
  • create the Openmoko foundation ?


FAQ

I'm using OM2008/2009 now. Will this distribution still be maintained ? Should I switch ? How ? What will change, what do I have to learn/unlearn ?

please answer here (Om2008 hadn't maintained for a while before that announcement. Now only maintained distro by Openmoko is Om2009)

What will happen with FSO ? Will development continue ? Will a distribution carry it ?

please answer here

What will happen with Paroli ? Will development continue ? Will a distribution carry it ?

please answer here

How will the kernel be maintained ?

The kernel will be maintained by a group of volunteers. The main change now is that more than one person will be able to commit. The list of committers will be published soon.

These are the most important bugs that need to be fixed now.

This is the complete report with all the bugs (some of them might be invalid, please ask on IRC or in the mailing list before trying to fix one).

There is a current ongoing effort to get basic GTA02 support in the mainstream Linux kernel, the patches have been sent. Once this basic support is ready other drivers can be submitted as well. Many of the drivers need additional work to be suitable for upstream inclusion.

Will Openmoko continue selling FreeRunners ? For how long ?

please answer here

I have a purchase/return/warranty/etc. in progress with Openmoko Inc. or a distributor. What will happen ?

please answer here

I have buzz/#1024/no bass/etc. Can I still get it fixed ? How ?

please answer here

Will the Openmoko Internet resources, Wiki, mailing lists, SVN, git, downloads, people, trac, etc., be shut down ?

No. Openmoko Inc. has committed to continuing to support the community by hosting the resources available on openmoko.org.

From Sean's email announcement: "Openmoko Inc. then will act as the sponsor of this effort. We will continue to fund all necessary server infrastructure..."

Will "project B" continue ?

please answer here

What's the future of Open phone hardware without Openmoko Inc. ?

please answer here