[lug] Questions about the Grassroots Linux PDA Project
nate at natetech.com
Tue Dec 12 01:40:09 MST 2000
Yep, here's the Google cache for anyone who has access to an iPaq. I
don't but I'm tempted by stuff like this.
On Tue, Dec 12, 2000 at 01:38:03AM -0700, Nate Duehr wrote:
> I tossed a note to Rob about this, and I'll keep the group updated as to
> his reply ...
> But I'm wondering how this project will compete with simply running
> Debian/ARM on an iPaq? I see the mini-HOWTO site has disappeared, but
> it's probably archived somewhere...
> Beyond that question, which I sent to Rob, I see a couple of other things the I would question but would want to think about further:
> The one advantage I see right now over things like the iPaq also appear
> to add a lot of weight/bulk, for example... Why have CompactFlash and SDRAM both? Seems bulky.
> And as usual the Debianite in me questions the difference between Open
> Source and Free, as in Freedom. Who owns the code? I didn't yet read
> that far on their website. Licensing GPL? BSD? Apple Open Source
> (just kidding... yuck... this nasty thing is what Darwin is released
> On Mon, Dec 11, 2000 at 04:42:12PM -0700, J. Wayde Allen wrote:
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2000 15:52:58 -0700
> > From: Rob Wehrli <rwehrli at azpower.com>
> > To: webmaster at azpower.com
> > Subject: Grassroots Linux PDA Project...
> > Please visit http://www.azpower.com/mylinux
> > It is...
> > home to a growing grassroots, open source Linux PDA project especially
> > suited for the Linux Community. The PDA, really a Linux Workstation for
> > your hand, is unique in that it is designed from the ground up to be a
> > power-user's portable Linux system. In keeping with the tradition of the
> > Open Source development model, this PDA is open to contributors with an
> > interest in developing the coolest new Linux PDA ever. Featuring PCMCIA
> > and CompactFlash slots, an HR-TFT Active Matrix LCD panel capable of
> > displaying 64K colors and a whopping 256 MBytes of super fast SDRAM,
> > this unit aims to fulfill the needs of even the most demanding Linux
> > Advocate. Scheduled for early release to Linux Developers worldwide in
> > April with full production planned in August 2001, this project brings
> > the full power of 32-bit RISC processing home in this incredibly
> > portable form factor. With a list of big-name sponsors including
> > Hitachi, Xilinx, Sharp, Micron and Epson, this completely Open Source
> > project seeks your active involvement. Help define this "Cool Linux"
> > device. Engage yourself in embedded Linux Activism today by visiting the
> > MyLinux PDA web site!
> > Take Care.
> > Rob!
> > --
> > Project Director -- MyLinux PDA Core Development
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