FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion
I think I'm starting to see some of the errors in my reasoning: A phone serves a "mission critical" function (communications), trying to add other features would result in a less reliable platform.  In retrospect, adding GPIO outputs (for example) exposes the device to potentially damaging conditions.  If needed at all, that kind of stuff is better served by using  a USB device to allow better isolation of the signals from the phone hardware. 

A modular phone is an alluring idea, but carries too many expenses/risks.  The original Phoneblocks concept had promise, until Google Ara demonstrated how it shouldn't be done...  The balance between modularity, cost, performance, reliability and supportability is crazy hard.

I do, however, still think a dedicated USB host port and support for an external antenna would useful.  Whether it would be useful enough for enough users to warrant the effort and cost is another question.
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FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 01-25-2019, 07:19 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by jbk - 01-30-2019, 08:15 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 01-30-2019, 08:28 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by jbk - 01-30-2019, 08:34 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by weka - 03-28-2019, 08:29 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 01-30-2019, 10:32 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by jbk - 01-30-2019, 02:24 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 01-30-2019, 02:39 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by lrz35 - 01-31-2019, 09:33 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Nemo - 01-31-2019, 08:34 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 01-31-2019, 10:36 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 01-31-2019, 05:25 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by tllim - 02-05-2019, 10:17 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by tllim - 02-05-2019, 10:21 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 02-04-2019, 11:23 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Aluir - 02-04-2019, 12:23 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by tllim - 02-05-2019, 10:28 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by tllim - 02-05-2019, 10:25 PM
FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by vg8020 - 02-03-2019, 07:22 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by tcw - 02-04-2019, 08:23 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by tllim - 02-05-2019, 10:34 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by blu - 03-12-2019, 03:23 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 03-12-2019, 03:51 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 03-12-2019, 03:06 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by zorg - 02-05-2019, 06:43 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by trend - 02-16-2019, 12:48 PM
FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by vg8020 - 02-06-2019, 01:02 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by blu - 02-06-2019, 08:07 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by heocb - 02-07-2019, 02:29 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 02-07-2019, 04:33 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by heocb - 02-08-2019, 11:48 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by blu - 02-08-2019, 12:40 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 02-08-2019, 09:28 AM
FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by vg8020 - 02-08-2019, 01:11 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 02-08-2019, 01:20 PM
FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by vg8020 - 02-08-2019, 02:27 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 02-08-2019, 05:05 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Bicko - 02-09-2019, 06:29 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 02-10-2019, 03:03 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by tllim - 02-10-2019, 10:57 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 02-10-2019, 04:58 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 02-11-2019, 04:51 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by tllim - 02-12-2019, 09:06 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Mg1 - 02-19-2019, 05:13 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by tllim - 02-23-2019, 07:45 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 02-13-2019, 10:02 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 02-15-2019, 04:46 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by axl - 02-16-2019, 10:24 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by flyx - 02-17-2019, 10:19 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by iav - 02-17-2019, 12:14 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 02-20-2019, 08:13 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 02-22-2019, 04:20 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 02-22-2019, 06:02 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 02-25-2019, 11:21 AM
FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by vg8020 - 02-25-2019, 11:36 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 02-25-2019, 05:34 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by axl - 02-26-2019, 01:00 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 03-01-2019, 07:17 AM
Fantasy Phone Wishlist - by wood - 03-02-2019, 01:35 AM
RE: Fantasy Phone Wishlist - by evilbunny - 03-02-2019, 02:11 AM
RE: Fantasy Phone Wishlist - by wood - 03-02-2019, 02:58 PM
RE: Fantasy Phone Wishlist - by Luke - 03-04-2019, 08:54 AM
RE: Fantasy Phone Wishlist - by wood - 03-05-2019, 10:47 AM
RE: Fantasy Phone Wishlist - by Luke - 03-05-2019, 10:56 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 03-04-2019, 03:37 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by jack1 - 03-13-2019, 07:56 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by wood - 03-23-2019, 12:05 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 03-17-2019, 06:10 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by blu - 03-18-2019, 01:36 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by dark - 03-17-2019, 08:58 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by blu - 03-19-2019, 07:21 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Aluir - 03-21-2019, 04:46 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 03-21-2019, 05:16 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Aluir - 03-21-2019, 05:32 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 03-21-2019, 05:37 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Aluir - 03-21-2019, 06:01 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 03-21-2019, 02:46 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by jack1 - 03-21-2019, 06:55 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 03-22-2019, 11:43 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by jack1 - 03-25-2019, 07:38 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by tllim - 03-25-2019, 05:16 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 03-22-2019, 05:18 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by wood - 03-23-2019, 01:10 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by jack1 - 03-27-2019, 05:21 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by jack1 - 04-03-2019, 04:26 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by jack1 - 04-06-2019, 03:51 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 04-10-2019, 09:58 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by zaius - 04-16-2019, 05:45 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 04-16-2019, 03:26 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 04-19-2019, 05:32 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 04-19-2019, 03:54 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Aluir - 04-20-2019, 03:38 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 04-19-2019, 11:37 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 04-21-2019, 03:56 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 04-22-2019, 05:50 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 04-22-2019, 09:03 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 04-24-2019, 09:35 AM
Sovereignty - by wood - 04-25-2019, 09:30 AM
RE: Sovereignty - by Luke - 04-25-2019, 10:16 AM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 04-28-2019, 05:37 PM
RE: FOSDEM 19 Announcements Discussion - by Luke - 05-30-2019, 01:10 PM

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