[Ottawa_users] September meeting and OSM event

Sampson, David David.Sampson at NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca
Thu Aug 27 12:05:33 EDT 2009

Just for the record,

NeoFreerunner use OpenMoko (with a K not a c)... OpenMoco is closely named but quite a different project (as I found out when googling openmoco.

For a locat Toronto distributor check out 


Apparently only targeted to developers at this point and not ready for general sale.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: ottawa_users-bounces at lists.osgeo.org 
> [mailto:ottawa_users-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of 
> Russell McOrmond
> Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 12:00
> To: Ottawa (Canada) Local Chapter List
> Subject: RE: [Ottawa_users] September meeting and OSM event
> On Thu, 27 Aug 2009, Sampson, David wrote:
> > Are you suggesting that the OpenMocco has GPS capabilities? ... I 
> > could not find any reference other than photographic motion 
> timelaps....
> > (http://openmoco.org)   Please provide ref if openMocco is offering 
> > GPS capabilities
>    I was told that the Neo FreeRunner had a good GPS receiver 
> in it, and I was planning on doing more research.  
> Unfortunately work and other things have been keeping me 
> busy, and I haven't spent the time yet.  It is just my 
> preference to have entirely unlocked hardware with FLOSS 
> software.  It might turn out that the Neo won't fill my needs 
> (OpenMoco or Android, given Android has been ported to that 
> hardware as well).
>    Here is what I think about locked hardware *smile* 
> http://straight.com/article-249403/russell-mcormond-canadian-l
> aw-should-be-updated-protect-us-digital-locks
> (Another encouragement for people to send in submissions to 
> the consultation).
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