OLPC Laptop - an open source substandard ?
krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu
Thu Dec 28 16:32:29 EST 2006
Gabor Dolla wrote:
> - The goal to have an open source solution. If the code will be free and
> available what is the purpose of NDA ?
The meshing code is inextricable from the RTOS currently used, which is
commercial and proprietary. The RTOS is thus delivered as part of the
meshing code for porting, and protecting the RTOS requires an NDA.
> - Marvell would hand over the full specs of the chip including the radio
> part ? AFAIK usually the radio part is kept as a secret to make
> regulators happy,,, Or the radio part would be in binary format ?
Still being discussed.
> - 802.11 b/g is also implemented in software as in recent prism54 chips
> (soft MAC)? The open source solutions should cover that part too ?
Not sure about this bit. Michalis?
> - An underlying OS (ticket suggest TinyOS) is really needed ?
Yes. I've recently received the suggestion that eCos, which is GPL'd,
can be used for this purpose.
> - 802.11s or batman is preferred ?
We've chosen to go with 802.11s.
> - 802.11i is in the scope ?
Not initially, as far as I know.
Ivan Krstić <krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu> | GPG: 0x147C722D
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