Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 4th Aug 2007 00:49 UTC, submitted by irbis
Google "Google's first mobile phone reportedly will run a Linux operating system on a Texas Instruments "Edge" chipset, and will likely ship to T-Mobile and Orange customers in the Spring of 2008. "GPhone" call minutes and text messages will apparently be funded by mobile advertising, according to reports." The report found at the popular embedded systems Linux news site LinuxDevices.
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RE: Honk! Honk!
by cyclops on Mon 6th Aug 2007 15:11 UTC in reply to "Honk! Honk!"
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"Everyone getting paranoid about a privacy invading Google Phone should keep their pants on. It'll be a Linux based platform and thus very likely to be (made) modular as far as stripping everything out that's remotely related to Google, while still preserving non-invading regular phone activity."

You clearly fell asleep during Linus's last rant against the FSF, but essentially there was this little topic called Tivoization that the FSF tried to prevent, but Linus was for.

Remember this is not about GNU but about Linux It will probably contain no GPL3 licensed code.

Edited 2007-08-06 15:11

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RE[2]: Honk! Honk!
by Weeman on Mon 6th Aug 2007 17:16 in reply to "RE: Honk! Honk!"
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Tivo: Hacked.
iPhone: Hacked.

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RE[3]: Honk! Honk!
by cyclops on Mon 6th Aug 2007 20:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Honk! Honk!"
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"Tivo: Hacked.
iPhone: Hacked."

Wouldn't it make more sense to support a license that allows you to do what you want it to do, rather than rely on anonymous programmers elsewhere.

I would actually suggest purchasing a device that supports this kind of interaction.

Like I say you should read the Linus stuff...about things he doesn't care about hardware companies do with *his* kernel.

He suggests adding gunk to the top of chips as reasonable to stop people using their four freedoms.

Edited 2007-08-06 20:20

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