Can The Proprietary GPS Daemon Be Removed?

Sean Moss-Pultz sean_mosko at
Wed Nov 29 15:56:27 CET 2006

On 11/29/06 4:16 PM, "Dave Crossland" <dave at> wrote:

> On 28/11/06, Koen Kooi <koen at> wrote:
>>> "There are some minor, self-contained proprietary bits on the back end
>>> side in userspace."
>>> -
>>> which appears to contradict
>>> "In userspace, there only one single component that is not going to be
>>> under a Free Software License"
>>> -
>> It isn't contradictory, since the complete GSM stack is
>> on a seperate SoC
> Sorry, what is a "seperate SoC"? :-)

System on a Chip.
>> and userspace
>> only talks to it via AT commands (probably wrapped by gsmlib and
>> Harald's line discipline).
> Okay, so all the GSM stuff is done in ROM? Or is this non-free firmware?

It's a completely separate system. It's got it's own (proprietary) OS,
middleware, AT command layer, etc...

Our (open) application processor -- the 2410 -- talks to this using
standardized AT commands over UART.


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