Bi-weekly OpenMoko community update

Jay Vaughan jayv at
Mon Oct 15 11:18:55 CEST 2007

> so no, we do want and require the source code to everything

Change your government then.  In the US for example, there are strict  
FCC-imposed regulations on how open certain portions of the carrier  
network can be, and this extends to the chip-level in consumer  
handsets.  These regulations are enforced in the States, but also  
imposed internationally as well.. and yes, before you don the tin- 
foil hat, they're designed to protect the ability for law enforcement  
to protect the network, as well as intrude on it.  A fully open  
carrier layer would impede this, and there is doctrine in many  
western governments to protect the sandbox.  This carries down all  
the way to the individual implementors (chip mfr's), and at some  
point, you can expect a brick wall.  Naivity is no excuse; government  


Jay Vaughan

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