[Arm-netbook] IC for analog and digital buttons (EOMA-68)

krasi gichev krasimirr at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 11:55:40 BST 2014

Ok, no need to discuss this further. The only point that I will add is that
open source embedded platform simply needs open source design files -
schematic, layouts, BOM, board support packages and so on. How this files
will be used is not important for the basic project. One could deside to
make EOMA cpu cards with standartized connectors, form factor and feature
set. Other can make board with 2.54mm headers on 4 sides. Or solder joints
on the edge. This should be separate from the schematics in the same way as
linux source code is separated from any particular "board form factor" or
'SoM standard". I see this like the greatest benefit of EOMA project.

2014-08-11 12:55 GMT+03:00 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net>:

> hi krasi, lots to answer here, apologies i don't have time to go
> through it all, first thing, i noticed you mentioned that your father
> would have difficulty swapping out an EOMA68 CPU Card, because
> SO-DIMMs and CPUs and PCI cards are hard to change in desktop PCs.
> ... can you see the logical fallacy in that statement that you have made?
> i find it fascinating that people - especially engineers - confuse the
> fact that there is RAM and a CPU inside the CPU card's metal case with
> "therefore it must be hard to change".
> serious question here: does your father have a camera?  does that
> camera have a memory card?  does he have physical or mental difficulty
> popping out and replacing the memory card of that camera?
> the CPU Cards are exactly the same thing.
> to the average person there really is no conceptual difference.  push
> button.  pull out.  done in seconds.   to the *engineer* - who has to
> have tools, and take anti-static precautions - the task *appears*
> difficult based on their prior experience.
>  but that prior experience is misleading you.
> l.
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