Re: Nuvi350 memory full... help!!!
- View SourceTomTom also runs open source software....
Alot of work has already been done, and its cheaper per unit as well... possibilities! :)
--- In email@example.com, Scott Miller <scott@...> wrote:
> Now that I did not know. Looks like I'm buying yet another test unit.
> Is there a working build environment out there?
> Dale J. Robertson wrote:
> > apparently some of the Nuvi's are already open source and based on linux.
> > https://www.techworld.com.au/article/252174/garmin_releases_source_code_linux-based_gps_devicesDale
> > NV8U
> > James Ewen wrote:
> >> On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 7:14 PM, Tom Hayward <tom@...
> >> <mailto:tom%40tomh.us>> wrote:
> >> > I'm veering off topic here, but I think we will eventually find the
> >> > solution in an open source GPS. I run the OpenWRT operating system on
> >> > my Linksys router. I hope to one day run something like "OpenGPS" on a
> >> > GPS device.
> >> >
> >> > Is anyone aware of an open source firmware project for an existing
> >> > GPS, or an open hardware GPS project, with accompanying open software?
> >> This is my ultimate solution as well...
> >> The problem is that GPS manufacturers look at their devices as being
> >> sources of information, and not being recipients of information. The
> >> waypoint upload string was designed to receive occasional data from an
> >> attached device, and not to be a part of an active tracking network,
> >> which is what we would like to have.
> >> Those of us that use the AvMap G5 have been pestering AvMap to include
> >> a delete icon routine by age, which has been been refused as being
> >> unable to be implemented.
> >> I also work hard at trying to convince manufacturers of the merits of
> >> creating OpenSource versions of their hardware. With the right
> >> license, the manufacturer could create a base firmware that ships with
> >> the device, and then others in the community could modify the
> >> firmware. The manufacturer could pick and choose the best parts of the
> >> community enhancements to add to their "official" release. You
> >> wouldn't have to pay a programmer to try and implement all the user
> >> requests, but simply maintain an official version, while the community
> >> creates the routines.
> >> The Kenwood line could probably have some really interesting features
> >> implemented if the firmware were open source. AvMap would be a great
> >> platform to allow more APRS integration on. Get Kantronics to open
> >> source the KPC-3, and we could create smarter digipeaters than we have
> >> now, and would be able to migrate the thousands of digipeaters with
> >> minimal cost to the community.
> >> I understand when manufacturers are reluctant to open source firmware,
> >> especially when they are looking at releasing a new unit onto the
> >> market, but the cycle time of these three units is pretty long. I
> >> don't see much in the way of a replacement for the KPC-3 on the
> >> horizon.
> >> I sure lean toward buying hardware that supports open source firmware.
> >> James
> >> VE6SRV