What's the real scope of hardware openness?

Luca Dionisi luca.dionisi at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 17:45:28 CEST 2007

On 8/6/07, Mikko J Rauhala <mjrauhal at cc.helsinki.fi> wrote:
> The point is that you must be a 1) criminal 2) sociopath to even want to
> do this thing with the GSM radio in particular, even if you could. The
> wifi on GTA02 on the other hand will be capable of this sort of thing
> (legally and ethically), therefore not really a hardware openness issue,
> IMAO. Just that there would still be the practical problems indicated by
> me and others.

Ok for techie problems and we have to stick with the reality of closed firmware.

I don't agree with the idea of waiting for what we'll be able to
do "legally and ethically" with wifi.
What about WiMax? What if (quite likely) the telcos win the WiMax
auctions?  Bye bye ethics!

I would support a cooperative network solution.
Speed and bandwidth issues would be worked out soon.

But I guess at the moment it is just a dream.

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