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OpenMoko, by Ole Tange

A UKUUG 'free' Evening talk on Wednesday 9th April, 2008 - Talk starts at: 6:30 p.m. (ends approx. 8:30 p.m.)

Venue: Cruciform Lecture theatre 2, UCL, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Slides
There is no need to book a place - just turn up.

Abstract

OpenMoko is the GNU/Linux distribution that runs on the free phone Neo Freerunner from FIC. It is completely Free Software. Being able to completely control a cell phone gives new posibillities that people only dreamed of.

Have you ever had a mobile phone where you have been annoyed by some of the functionality and thought: "If only I had the source code I could have fixed this annoying thing"? Then you are not alone. The phone Neo Freerunner from FIC runs a completely free operating system. Because it is free it is possible to try out completely new ideas - even ideas that the phone companies make no money from.

The presentation will be about the possibilities and how you can take part in this revolution.

About the speaker:

Ole Tange has worked as Hostmaster for .dk, as a security consultant, as network admin, as site reliablility engineer, and is now working as developer.

He has worked with UNIX since 1991, GNU/Linux since 1992, and in 1996 he deleted his Microsoft Windows partition.

He has done lots of presentations on security, Free Software, and IT political issues (such as software patents) - both for the general public and to polticians. He is best know as the person behind Parallel, the patented webshop and wordprocessor and Remindmail.

He sees a completely Free phone as the most disrupting that has happened since the introduction of GNU/Linux.

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