Fwd: [openmoko-announce] Crossroads

Stefano Spinucci virgo977virgo at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 18:37:55 UTC 2007

I'm forwarding a message from the openmoko-announce list.

I think someone on the thread "3rd Fellowship Raffle to attract more
Fellows" maybe interested to this...


Stefano Spinucci
FSFE Fellow

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sean Moss-Pultz <sean at openmoko.com>
Date: Mar 13, 2007 5:51 PM
Subject: [openmoko-announce] Crossroads
To: community <community at lists.openmoko.org>, announce at lists.openmoko.org

Dear Community,

OpenMoko is built around the philosophy that far more knowledge exists
outside the walls of a corporation than within. Internally, we're
struggling with two issues. So we're throwing this out, hoping that some
of you have can help us move past our current crossroads:

 1) We can't find a WiFi Chipset with GPL'ed drivers -- We know
 this has been discussed (to death) on this list, but as we're
 beginning work on the next summer hardware refresh we still can't seem
 to find a vendor that meets our strict requirements: Namely, we refuse
 to put anything binary in the kernel.

 Marvell has some nice for larger devices (the 8388). But we need
 one specifically for mobile phones (like the 8686). If somebody
 can help us find the right vendor, we'll give you a free Neo1973.

 If you're a vendor and want to work with us to GPL your driver, we'll
 give you lots of business -- and a free phone ;-)

 2) We don't have enough UI / Application developers -- If anybody
 meets (or knows somebody who can meet) the following qualifications:

       * >= 2 years experience with GTK
       * object oriented design and implementation w/ GObject
       * experience with writing GUI applications from scratch,
       * has software quality assets like:
         o writing maintainable and reusable code
         o refactoring
         o design patterns
         o identifying and extracting common application code
           into frameworks

 Familiarity with collaborative development tools such as:

       * bugtracker,
       * source control management,
       * wiki,
       * mailing lists

 is a necessity.

 We've love to talk with you! Please email coreteam at openmoko.org with
 links to your previous work and a resume if you have one. (The latter
 is nowhere near as important as the former.)

Thanks in advance for any help!


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