TomTom on Ubuntu

Fred Roller froller at
Tue Jun 16 19:33:35 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-06-16 at 15:02 -0400, Tony Baldwin wrote:
> Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
> > 2009/6/16 Pastor JW <pastor_jw at>:
> >> On Tuesday 16 June 2009 7:56:38 am Felipe DOMINGUEZ wrote:
> >>> hello
> >>>
> >>> I am facing the same problem and I do believe that we have to complain. It
> >>> is the only way they know there is a market out there  who want Linux.
> >> I have complained to TomTom but they declare they have no intrest in
> >> supporting Linux as "Linux users don't buy anything".
> > 
> > Astonishing! Linux users don't buy anything? 
> I buy stuff all the time...
> soap, hamburgers, Brazilian coffee, music cds, cigarrettes, chocolate, 
> Linux t-shirts, strings for my guitar, mouthwash, books, etc., etc....
> I just don't buy software.  Ever.
> Why should I when I can software for all my needs for free!
> Just to clarify, however, that I don't us FREE Software just to be a 
> cheapskate; I use it because I believe in FREEdom!  (And it's also 
> better software).
> Although I do buy games for my daughter's NintendoDS system.  I suppose, 
> in that case, I am buying software.
> I have't seen any FOSS for those machines...yet.
> /tony
> -- 
> free/open source software
> tcl yer os with a feather...

It would seem to me that what needs to be asked is for TomTom to release
what is necessary to allow the community to develop it's own solution.
They are, after all, linux based.  This follows the spirit of "free
speech" vs "free beer".  It was this principal which attracted me to
linux in the first place.  If I couldn't find a solution the tools were
available to create a solution and in turn this solution would be
shared.  As a result of this sharing I don't pay for software very
often.  I do pay for services where needed and donate as well,
programmers need to eat too. ;)  Just a thought that an idea is waiting
to bloom here.

Fred R.

"Life is like Linux, simple.  If you are fighting it, you are doing
something wrong."

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