[onerng talk] OpenMoko or Moonbase Otago?

Paul Campbell paul at taniwha.com
Sat Dec 5 01:56:49 GMT 2015

On Sat, 05 Dec 2015 14:47:40 Jim Cheetham wrote:
> Paul can supply the complete story if I miss any important detail, but
> basically the OpenMoko project claimed a range of USB identifiers when it
> started up, hoping to become a major device manufacturer.
> Now that has not been realised, they have opened the use of their USB
> Vendor ID to open hardware projects, as per
> http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/USB_Product_IDs
> A project has to formally request space in their table; we have "Vendor ID
> 0x1d50 Product ID 0x6086 OneRNG entropy device <http://onerng.info/>"
> So you're right, Vendor ID 0x1d50 is and should be OpenMoko.

yes Jim has it right - the OpenMoko folks are open software people, they are 
providing product ID numbers numbers in their namespace to genuinely open 
projects - they want to see the public software repository for your device 
(which does provide us with a bit of a chicken and egg problem)


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