Posted Mar 23, 2007 23:46 UTC (Fri) by mrfredsmoothie
In reply to: "Open" device
Parent article: Playing with the N800
Right. It has been clarified in the form of various comments in diverse threads scattered across maemo-dev and maemo-users, _some_ of which contained such gems as "I cannot say more about it for legal reasons that hopefully will be removed in a near future, but if you are willing to take a friendly advice, all you need is right under your nose."
I said in my post that Igor and other Nokia employees have tried to be helpful to the extent that they are allowed.
However, I subscribe to _this_ site for news about and advocacy of Free Software, and I would like it if reviews about a device advertized by its manufacturer as a "Linux-based" device informed readers prior to shelling out $450 or so that they might not want to assume that means they can, say, modify all of the software or build a fully equivalent environment from the sources and information provided (without basically reverse engineering a bunch of things).
Pretty radical, I know.
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