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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.

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 check out the Shipment 1 FAQ and the Phase 1 software test reports.

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.

WARNING: The OpenMoko GUI applications are not suitable for end users yet. They are still in beta. Do not expect to always and reliably make and receive calls from the OpenMoko GUI. Thanks to the openness of the FIC Neo1973 hardware, there is also an alternative to the OpenMoko GUI: Qtopia 4.3.x is released under GPL and is at the edge of being usable for phone use.

OpenMoko Open Source Engineering and Schedule Policy As an extension of the Open Source attitude towards source code, OpenMoko attempts to be open about as much of the engineering process as possible. Obviously this is not always possible, and because this is a fairly new notion, we are still learning how to do this properly. Our current policy is to attempt to tell you as much as possible about what we are doing, but never to attempt any schedule prediction. This is not due to secrecy, but rather is due to the large number of dependencies that are out of our control. For the latest status updates, see Community Updates

Neo1973 DEVELOPMENT STATUS Neo1973 GTA02 is still under development. We are on the fourth revision of the PCB (GTA02A4) and are still testing some of the hardware. Once we complete this we will create and then test GTA02A5, incorporating whatever changes were dictated by the testing of GTA02A4. If GTA02A5 tests successfully, we will build a few more for further testing within the company. If this testing is successful, then we will start manufacturing units for sale. For the latest status updates, see Community Updates

Status on the U-Boot and Kernel side can be found at Kernel-dev-status.

Latest status
  • The latest Qtopia snapshot can now be successfully used to make and receive calls, to send and receive SMS and use Contacts for both. However, if you do not enable suspend, one battery will only last 3-5 hours, but in suspend, incoming calls do not wake up Qtopia! See Qtopia on Neo 1973 for instructions.
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
  • OpenLab - A physical area where OpenMoko can interact with FOSS community

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

The members of the OpenMoko community would like to thank FIC Inc. for their continued leadership of the OpenMoko project.