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Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at
Tue May 19 15:57:36 CEST 2009

On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 06:42:20AM -0700, Ali wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-05-19 at 15:30 +0700, Max wrote:
> > ... If I wanted some proprietary staff on my
> > phone ...
> Sorry, no gsm for you. The modem's firmware is proprietary. Anyone who
> hasn't read the leaked ti calypso documentation want to write a free
> firmware?

That problem is half-solved by having it's own processor, so it's a bit
like acessing a proprietary web-site with your Free Software browser.

I surely would love that those firmwares weren't proprietary, but it's
still quite a long way in the good path to have a Free Software operating
system and (though still sucky) telephony software that talks via
modem to those other independent processors.


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