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Ian Stirling OpenMoko at mauve.plus.com
Tue Jun 12 15:50:58 CEST 2007

Dean Collins wrote:
> Hi Ian,
> Thanks for your input.
> As discussed in the article the concept of the "freespace" is to
> allocate bandwidth to devices that meet 'requirements' but is otherwise
> uncontrolled.
> Maybe it didn't come across in the blog but the idea is that in this
> space you can build alternative devices no longer controlled by a single
> entity like the carriers.
> But yes your comments about people stepping outside the rules are valid
> - hopefully you'll be able to join the conference call with your
> thoughts next week.

Possibly, though unlikely.

IMO, this is the wrong fix.
The right way is to make it easier for people to provide services on 
others networks, at a similar rate to what the internal costs of the 
provider are.

However, this only really works for GSM devices.

Long range popular communication without carriers is simply an almost 
intractable problem. Especially with no standards.

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