Mobile phone details: Sailfish

Joe Awni joe.awni at
Thu May 16 11:38:20 UTC 2019

I’ve heard some unbelievable claims of seniority before (using Free
Software before the invention of electricity), but for whatever reason this
seems credible. Would love to hear more details about the early-days. What
Free Software projects where you following in 1989?

I first heard about Free Software in 1992 and sent a bug report for
Slackware Linux in 1994 when my area received dial-up internet access.

On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 4:44 AM Bernhard E. Reiter <bernhard at>

> Am Freitag 10 Mai 2019 17:37:19 schrieb Paul Boddie:
> > Maybe the FSFE Wiki could host such information, particularly if
> > the adminstrators reinstalled a half-decent way of formatting tables.
> Personally I think that the main work is in keeping the info maintained.
> (Independently from the technology.)
> > I didn't even think there were very many available Sailfish devices these
> > days,
> The've changed strategy to port to devices from other hardware vendors.
> In my view for the better.
> So currently available are
>   The Sony Xperia™ XA2 product range and Sony Xperia™ X
>   Gemini PDA.
> and upcoming is Cosmo.
> See (except for infos about Cosmo)
> > > Most of them work well and the main point is diversity. Apart from
> > > Google's GNU/Linux distribution called "Android", there is almost no
> > > other one people could by if they wanted to. Actually "Android" is a
> big
> > > success for Free Software as most consumer devices now come with a Free
> > > Software operating system by default. :)
> >
> > I don't share your enthusiasm, really. If people give me Free Software
> and
> > yet deny me the benefits that it should bring, they might as well not be
> > giving me Free Software to begin with.
> Here I disagree, I think each step forward is good.
> While of course it maybe two steps forward and one back, including new
> challenges. And I do remember other times, so I know the progress
> regarding
> Free Software in the last 30 years.
> Best Regards,
> Bernhard
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