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Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Scientific Digital Assistant - sava

From: Loic Dachary
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Scientific Digital Assistant -
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 10:20:49 +0200


        Your project was approved. 

        I'd be gratefull if you could name the operating system GNU/Linux. 
It helps remind people of the ideals of freedom that started the GNU project.

        Thanks in advance,

address@hidden writes:
 > A package was submitted to
 > This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden
 > J. Manrique Lopez de la Fuente <address@hidden> described the package as 
 > follows:
 > License: gpl
 > Other License: 
 > Package: Scientific Digital Assistant
 > System name: sda
 > Type: 2
 > Description:
 > The objective of Scientific Digital Assistant (SDA) project is to create a 
 > low cost linux handheld that could be useful for high school and university 
 > students, and even professors and scientific and technical professionals.
 > There were similar projects in the past, like HP Xpander 
 > ( ), but none have seen the light. There 
 > isn\'t any good and powerful scientific app for handhelds, and laptops 
 > can\'t be get easily for most high school or university students in a lot of 
 > countries, so we think that a low cost linux handheld would be a good tool 
 > for education and daily work for students that can\'t easily access to 
 > computers or new technologies.
 > The project has two main parts, hardware and software. The hardware part is 
 > being studied, and while this happens we will use HP iPAQ to run the 
 > software environment created for the SDA.
 > There is already a website for the project, where documentation and more 
 > information can be get. It is in:
 > Other Software Required:
 > While we are searching for some hardware base, it could be possible to run 
 > the software environment in a HP iPAQ handheld, just like prototype. So here 
 > are some software basics for the project:
 > *Familiar Linux Distribution for HP iPAQ handhelds:
 > *GPE: GNU Palmtop Environment:
 > *Giac/XCAS for math software:
 > *And more to be added..
 > Other Comments:
 > I hope that companies that were involved in education like could see this 
 > project as a possibility for future hardware development, specially HP, 
 > because iPAQ is an HP product, so it could be easily modified to add SDA 
 > software on it. 
 > My contact e-mail is: address@hidden

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