26 May 2010 lkcl   » (Master)

CT-PC89E or ST-PC89E as it's now known

hooray! we have the schematics of the 200-pin SO-DIMM and the netbook's motherboard! exactly how my friend adam managed to get these i have no idea, but it is very very good news. it's now possible, for example, to create an upgraded 1ghz ARM board (e.g. with an S5PC110 or the very expensive OMAP3530) for what is otherwise a slightly "lacking" machine.

the problem with the current S3C6410 system is that the software developers (mid-fun.com) are GPL violators. seatron, the hardware developers, are having difficulties convincing mid-fun to release the source code, and the hardware design is intimately tied with the [gpl violated] linux kernel.

so, by having the schematics, many of those gpl violations problems go away; additionally, by making a replacement 1ghz ARM SO-DIMM board the linux kernel GPL violations _also_ go away because we would have full knowledge of the design...

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