On 3 Aug 2008, at 20:31, Esben Stien wrote: > Learning It <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > >> It means that this project is not totaly open to community....hmmm > > Really none of the firmware is open. We should be looking at putting > GNU Radio inside the Neo;). Has anyone looked into this?. It shouldn't > be illegal to sell such a device, cause GNU Radio boards are not > illegal. There also is a GSM project related to GNU Radio to do the > whole GSM stack in software, to my understanding.
Your last sentence surprises me. I don't think a device running GNU Radio (or whatever) would be licensable - it would probably be illegal to sell or use it as a phone. I would think any device sold as a phone would have to be licensed by the FCC or whoever, and that they would make requirements that the device must be unable to do X, Y & Z (where these are things that might interfere with other users), which would be impossible to guarantee with fully-open firmware. Stroller. _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list email@example.com http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community