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Welcome to the OpenMoko™ public Wiki

OpenMoko™ is an Open Source project to create the world's first free mobile phone operating system which runs a full X server and can therefore run most X applications.

The OpenMoko project is a community that anyone can join, to help design their ideal phone.

You can install any OpenMoko software over the whole range of supported phones, and if you upgrade your phone, you don't lose that software. Bugs fixed on any phone are fixed on all.

WARNING: The software is not suitable for end-users yet. It is of alpha-quality, and much functionality which expected to be present in a phone is not ready for an end-user yet. That means that even the most critical phone uses like making/receiving calls and SMS, using contacts and a calendar, are not there yet or are not finished yet. If you order a Neo1973, DO NOT expect to be able to use it as an everyday phone until December 2007 at the soonest, and probably later.

Latest developments:

  • The Openmoko snapshot from 20071113, when employing a few steps, can be used to make and receive calls, but this has seen very little testing! Please also note that there is graphical frontend for sending/receiving of SMS included. With additional software, it is possible to send SMS.
  • With some work, and only for 3-5 hours due to issues with suspend, it is now also also possible to use the Qtopia to make and receive calls, use contacts, and other basic tasks. See Qtopia on Neo 1973 , and the Qtopia forum for more details.

The Neo1973 from FIC is the first of possibly many phones that OpenMoko may be used on. Buy it at Openmoko Online Shop. You may wish to see the Shipment 1 FAQ and Phase 1 Software Testing

Please join us in collaborating on the OpenMoko project through any of the project resources including this OpenMoko wiki. Please see the wiki editing help page for information on making contributions to this wiki. A core team of developers funded by FIC, Inc. leads the project.

An introduction page is available, with photos and videos. Moreover, the usual Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page might be helpful. Developers may find the change log an important resource.

Update 2007-07-25: The Unofficial OpenMoko Forums are now open! Everyone is invited to participate!

The members of the OpenMoko community would like to thank FIC Inc. for showing leadership and initiating the OpenMoko project.

What's Your Interest?
  • Basic End-user - Information for end users who want basic functionality and no surprises
  • Advanced End-user - Information for advanced end-users who want advanced and experimental functionality but who are not programmers
  • Business Development - Exchange of commercial opportunities for promoting widespread end-user acceptance.
  • Application Developer - Information for application developers, including ideas and specifications for applications, and tools to build them
  • System Developer - Information for system developers, including bootloader, kernel, and libraries
  • Hardware Developer - Information for hardware developers, including hardware specs and debug board
General Developer Guides Developer Reference Documentation
  • Current events - Information on both past and future events where FIC or OpenMoko had or will have a presence.
  • Unofficial OpenMoko Forums - Everyone is invited to collaborate with OpenMoko users and developers on the forums.
  • Most of the documentation and Wiki assumes you are using Linux; here are some notes for users of Other OSes.
  • Mac OS X - Information specific for those who use Mac OS X

Administrative + Organizational

  • Shipping Notes - Information to help FIC figure out how to ship products to you, and how much it might cost.
  • My Account - Ideas for what sort of account-based services FIC should provide with the phone.
  • Hear Me FIC - Information to help FIC know what the community wants.
  • Listen Up Community - Community's To-Do-List
  • Wiki Issues - problems/requests regarding this Wiki

Hardware Reference Documentation

Software Reference Documentation

  • Architectural
  • Neo1973 host software
  • Device Software
    • Low-Level
      • u-boot - The bootloader we use, including documentation for our modifications
      • kernel - The Linux kernel we use, including documentation for our modifications
    • Userspace

OpenMoko-specific Development OpenMoko Miscellaneous Development Miscellaneous

User Interface Related