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Default Push Samsung to release Exynos sources!

Hey guys I`m new to this forum but I have been a member inside the famous XDA-Developers site for over 1 year and I follow the development of the popular CyanogenMod daily. As you might know there have been some big problems for great Developers like Codeworkx of the CyanogenMod to bring a stable and a bugfree version of Jelly Bean to Exynos based devices because Samsung doesn`t release the Source Code and proper documentation for Exynos based devices.
As most of you know our Galaxy SII I9100 is based on a Exynos 4210 processor.

On XDA developers there is a campaign going on. Goal of the campaign is that Samsung releases the Source code and proper documentation for Exynos based Devices including our SII of course.

How do we do this?
The plan is to write a lot of messages to Samsung over the sozial media like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc.

This thread will inform you people where to contact Samsung, so that we get their attention or as codeworkx said:

Quote:
Originally Posted by codeworkx
If they don't know that there are a lot of users out who are pissed because of the bad exynos support, then they'll not change anything.
If 10 users are crying -> just 10 users, ignore them.
If 1000 users are crying -> ok, let's think a few minutes about it.
If 100.000 users are crying -> holy ****, we have to do something

If you stop crying, they'll stop paying attention and you've achieved nothing like in the past.
So our goal is to get Samsung`s attention by writing as many concerns as possible of missing source code to Samsung. Of course it`s also important what you write, so it`s not just a big noob campaign asking for the Source Code. Codeworkx made a list of what is needed:

Quote:
Originally Posted by codeworkx
- git repos
- commit history
- release patches if ready as single commits and not as big messed up tarballs
- up2date reference code for their video interfaces
- up2date reference camera hal to work with these interfaces
- up2date reference audio hal
- up2date reference hardwarecomposer
- patches needed for android framework (platform support)
- gralloc if possible
- maybe hdmi?
- maybe fmradio?
You can find a done letter that you can copy and paste more down below.

Here are other Threads regarding this issue:

Galaxy SII I9100:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1929188

Galaxy SIII :
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1925709

Galaxy Note N7000:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=32622901#post32622901

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II SGH-I777:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=32624976#post32624976

German Thread regarding this issue:
Samsung dazu bringen den Exynos Source Code freizugeben! - Android-Hilfe.de

Facebook group "Polite request to Samsung to release Exynos source code":
https://www.facebook.com/ExynosSourceCode


HOW TO CONTACT SAMSUNG?

Via Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamsungExynos
https://twitter.com/samsungmobile

Via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamsungMobile

Via Google+: https://plus.google.com/+SamsungMobile


You can write a personal letter regarding the release of the source code to:
OSRC

If you don`t have time for writing a big letter, this is a already written one that you can copy and paste:

Quote:
Requester: Enter your name.

ID (E-mail): Enter your email address.

Country: Select your country.

Inquiry Type: Select "Request for Source Codes".

Model: Enter "Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III".

Message: Copy & Paste the following...

Dear Samsung,

without a doubt you build the best phones on the market and I really enjoy using the Galaxy SII I9100 but there is a problem. A lot of people like to use mods like the popular CyanogenMod on your flagship
devices. Without the source code and proper documentation great developers like codeworkx who is a device maintainer for Samsung phones at XDA-Developers.com start to turn their back on Samsung
phones like the Galaxy SIII because they are based on the Exynos processor due to the fact that there is a lack of source code and proper documentation. Since developers are the lifeblood of Android it`s
not a good sign to see them leave to other companies who provide proper source code and documentation. Qualcomm and Texas Instruments understand that and they released their source code and
developers are using it to do great things.


With this letter I ask you to release Source code and proper documentation for the Exynos 4210 and the Exynos 4412 and in the best case it should include the following:

- git repos
- commit history
- release patches if ready as single commits and not as big messed up tarballs
- up2date reference code for their video interfaces
- up2date reference camera hal to work with these interfaces
- up2date reference audio hal
- up2date reference hardwarecomposer
- patches needed for android framework (platform support)
- gralloc if possible
- maybe hdmi?
- maybe fmradio?

Thank you for your great phones and I really hope that you will release the above stated things.



Responses from Twitter @SamsungExynos




There are other signs that this might go somewhere, since this concern is reported now on several popular Android-blogs like Androidcentral and sites like XDA Developers, which will lead to even bigger popularity on this issue.

They also contacted the CM team:
Quote:
Originally Posted by codeworkx View Post
Seems you got korea's attention because of the "flooding" the community is currently doing via opensource.samsung.com. twitter, facebook and so on. They contacted us and we told them again what the community wants to have.

You know that bad press for samsung is our most effective weapon to make things changing.
So if you want to make samsung to continue paying attention, you know what to do...
Fight till you got what you want to have.
XDA:
Samsung Aware of Exynos Documentation Issue – xda-developers

Androidcentral:
Samsung 'hears' Exynos community documentation concerns | Android Central

Sammobile:
Samsung Listens To Developer Concerns Over Missing Exynos Docs | SamMobile

Androidauthority:
Samsung acknowledges lack of documentation for Exynos SoC

Androidpit:
Exynos-Affäre: Entwickler setzen Samsung unter Druck - AndroidPIT

Sammyhub:
Samsung Investigating Exynos Documentation Issue - Sammy Hub

Tech-Gadget:
Samsung ‘hears’ Exynos community documentation concerns | Tech Gadget


It is also recommended to tip popular news-blogs like Engadget or the Verge, so maybe they write about us and what we try to accomplish.


I thought that this thread might be a good idea, since we have one of the biggest userbases on the Android-platform.

Let`s do this people

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