[Arm-netbook] "smarter" phone

Philip Hands phil at hands.com
Tue May 28 10:33:29 BST 2013

Vladimir Pantelic <vladoman at gmail.com> writes:

> Philip Hands wrote:
>> "luke.leighton" <luke.leighton at gmail.com> writes:
>>> http://www.c2mtl.com/eye50/ideas/smarter-phone/
>>> wooow.  i love it.
>> Nice.
>> Not _very_ related, but another phone that someone mentioned on Planet
>> Debian recently, that might pique interest here:
>>    http://www.fairphone.com/
>> in particular their attempts to find manufacturer's that don't rub their
>> ethics up the wrong way.
> given the very closed and protective nature of MTK, I fail to see how 
> a phone using their SoC can be "fair"...

Ah, I suppose they were concentrating on fairness to the workers in the
supply chain for the hardware -- I'm not sure.  I only glanced at their
site really. I suppose they might appreciate a heads up about the
non-freeness of the hardware, and how that might cause them grief down
the line.

Cheers, Phil.
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