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open-source drivers

is there any word on the openness of drivers? a big part of the appeal of the neo is that the majority of the drivers (where legal) are open-source. any widespread adoption of these modules will probably stall straight away if there are no open drivers/useful documentation available myfanwy 00:59, 7 November 2007 (CET)

They provide the Angstrom Linux which is based on Open Embedded. So I would assume that drivers are the standard drivers of the Linux kernel. Well, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and GSM may only be available as (USB) serial data interfaces to some black-box modules. hns 17:37, 7 November 2007 (GMT)

Last I checked, the wifi was non-functional under Linux. Unfortunately, that suggests that it doesn't have open drivers, but perhaps it was only a temporary situation. wisp 19:20, 7 November 2007 (CET) -- apparently I was wrong. Support is now planned for December wisp 19:35, 7 November 2007 (CET)


in lieu of developing on actual hardware, an emulator would be mighty useful. does one exist for the compulab hardware? is it much of a process to put one together? myfanwy 01:22, 7 November 2007 (CET)


The device is a "pure" module with everything except a case. To get one, we will need

  1. someone who can make a mechanical construction
  2. someone who can nicely design it (and decide about colors, materials, haptics)
  3. someone who can produce low quantities at a reasonable price (< $50 per units)

Ideas? Proposals? Links? Friends? Volunteers? hns 17:37, 7 November 2007 (GMT)