Max: the G1 is still too far away to be an acceptable device for the free software movement. Arguing that G1 is better than iPhone, while it’s still largely freedom-depriving is not going to get us more free devices.

You say you would buy a G1 provided it gave you the knowledge to remove its proprietary software: well, the issue is that you can’t do that! The device is tivo-ized, and that makes it unsuitable for a free world.