The Debian status quo on the Openmoko FreeRunner

FOSDEM'09 - 7 February 2009 - Brussels, BE


Because Debian calls itself the universal operating system, it was inevitable that it would have come to the first F/LOSS-friendly mobile phone, the Openmoko Neo FreeRunner.

Debian on the Openmoko FreeRunner is not a new port nor a new distribution, but instead a different underlying system for the various Openmoko distributions (originally based on OpenEmbedded). At the moment the Debian FreeSmartphone.Org team has focused its works mainly on the FreeSmartphone.Org stack, which is intended not only for the Openmoko devices, but as a general stack for all mobile phones.