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On Thursday, April 6, 2017, Ed Kapitein wrote:
> Hi Seth,
> I love your approach to this!
> If canonical would give us a kernel and drivers for the hardware, we
> could take it from there.
> I would need a X driver ( not mir ), a driver for the sound hardware, a
> driver for the modem ( serial + AT commands ? ) and drivers for the
> other parts.
> ( wifi, usb, bluetooth etc )
> I'd love to start hacking once the hardware drivers are available.
> Do you think this is something that is achievable ?
There're no native drivers at all. UT utilizes Android drivers through libhybris.
> Kind regards,
> On 04/05/17 20:34, Seth Ciango wrote:
> > This is liberating if we allow it to be. We're no longer forced to be
> > Snap only while tethered to Unity8. We finally have control over the
> > future of this project. The developer team needs to speak to the
> > community on this.
> > * Who is willing to stick around?
> > * How difficult would a switch to GNOME be and how long would it take?
> > * What current phones on the market could the community target based
> > upon their openness and compatible hardware/drivers?
> > We do not NEED Canonical or phone manufacturers. We truly thank them
> > for getting us here. All the effort by the Ubuntu Phone team has been
> > amazing and is greatly appreciated.
> > We all backed this phone project financially and with hours of our
> > lives. Hours that we spent debugging, coding, helping someone else.
> > Hours that we could have spent with friends and family or on other
> > projects.
> > We chose to work on this phone because we believe in the ideal of
> > freedom and choice. For us, the other two mobile OS's are not options.
> > They represent tyranny and forced conformity.
> > I stand here committed to these ideals and the work that has been
> > done. I am prepared to further invest my money and time into giving
> > freedom and choice to those who want it.
> > /"they asked him what was the object of all this study applied to an
> > art that would reach but very few. He replied: 'I am content with few,
> > content with one, content with none at all.' ...Lay these words to
> > heart, Lucilius, that you may scorn the pleasure which comes from the
> > applause of the majority."/
> > /
> > /
> > /Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letter VII/