[Server-devel] Can XSCE benefit a tablet deployment?

Samuel Greenfeld samuel at greenfeld.org
Mon Dec 2 19:22:21 EST 2013

On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 9:42 AM, George Hunt <georgejhunt at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is a branch off of the thread "Does XSCE need a new home?", and
> stimulated by James Cameron's comments quoted where  in part:
> The XO tablet is rebranded Vivitar. On Amazon, besides the XO Tablet,
> there is also a lower cost/capability tablet introduced as a "Camelo".  I
> purchased one. Looked at it's End User Licensing Agreement. Under the DCMA(Digital Millennium Copyright Act), it is illegal to reverse engineer or
> repurpose hardware that has proprietary material, without the express
> consent of the manufacturer.  I contacted the Vivitar customer support
> for the Camelo, and asked that they tell me how to unlock the boot loader
> -- that I liked their proprietary material, but I preferred to load other
> software which was not covered by their license. They refused.
You asked the wrong question, and are making a few incorrect assumptions.

The XO Tablet EULA states that its software contains open source components
which require source code distribution.  If you own a XO Tablet and ask for
this you may get much of what you need to get the Android kernel up and

Prior to leaving OLPC I did some of the source code review in anticipation
of such requests.

My impression from OLPC-SF however, is that no one really knows how to or
is interested in doing the low-level development work required to take the
open source components from that point to a working OS.

I would not know if any AOSP-related projects have tried to work with
Vivitar tablets.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/server-devel/attachments/20131202/5f636b97/attachment.html>

More information about the Server-devel mailing list