[Freedombox-discuss] Why plug servers and not smart phones?

Anders Jackson anders.jackson at gmail.com
Wed Jul 17 18:32:52 UTC 2013

Den 17 jul 2013 15:41 skrev "Felipe Sanches" <juca at members.fsf.org>:
> Ironically, Qualcomm/Atheros recently released source code for the
firmware of one of it's wireless devices:

Great news! Have to start writing this up as possible HW when I buy my new
laptop computer.

> On Sat, Jul 13, 2013 at 9:35 AM, Jack Wilborn <jkwilborn at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Qualcomm is one of the people that will not accept that open source
doctrine, so yes we have to blame capitalism, which goes back to the
semiconductor manufacturers who are the one that will not give us the
inside information on the chips.  Have you ever had a machine that all you
need to do to make it useful is to get the wifi adapter to work and then
you find our that it's not supported by any version of Linux, so you have
to go some other route, but you don't have another route?
>> Yes that's what I mean...
>> Jack
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