[openBmap] GSM/GPS logger 0.4.0 is out! (Legal status)

Onen onen.om at free.fr
Wed Jul 29 23:01:07 CEST 2009


thanks for pointing this email from Harald Welte.

We have not looked much at the legal side. Because we found a lot of 
public work (research, etc.) about locating your phone thanks to GSM 
signals. We also found different projects which uses the GSM data, and 
log it. And as the data is freely available, we considered it good 
enough to be used. (not to mention that Google has logged it, and uses 
it through its Web service).

Alex, could you be more specific, I am not sure to understand what you 
have in mind? Are you wondering if we could log cells from other 
operators with only one phone?


Alex (Maxious) Sadleir wrote:
> (http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/openmoko-kernel/2008-April/002507.html)
>> I don't see that it could be covered by a user agreement, because cell
>> towers advertise their presence to users of other networks.
> This interests me more! Can we do this with the Calypso GSM module? I
> only have sim cards for valid for registration on 1 network but there
> are 3 networks available. I'm happy to not be registered to any
> network/not have functioning GSM while collecting data about cellids.
> Is it already showing up the reports you get in the FSO interface?

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