The ipod linux project was wonderful - especially since it allowed Ogg playback. Another
consequence is that Rockbox works on the ipod, as a result of knowledge gained by porting
BUT...neither Linux nor Rockbox work on any recent iPods (or the iPhone), because some idiot
at Apple decided to encrypt the firmware. I can see why this is hard to break, but, it would
Other projects badly in need of help include OpenMoko, and the XDA-developers - both are
"almost" at the point of having fully working open-source phones, but it isn't ready yet.
Lastly, I'm very excited about renouveau, but it too needs more help.