Ian Stirling OpenMoko at mauve.plus.com
Sat Sep 29 02:31:44 CEST 2007

Camilo Cerchiari wrote:
> hello all,
> i've been wondering for years now, on the possibility of doing 
> peer-to-peer calls, using cellular phones. 
> then openmoko became a reality.
> and then this 
> <http://www.terranet.se/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=8&id=17&Itemid=62> 
> [http://www.terranet.se] came up to my rss reader.
> so, being somewhat new to this field, i thought i could find some advice 
> in this list, on where i should start reading.
> the main questions would be:
> 1.  would it be possible to program an openmoko to work as a Base 
> Station Subsystem (BSS)?
In some countries it's even very illegal to do so, and has the 
possibilities of actual jailtime.

> 2.  in case that's not a good idea, would it be possible to implement a 
> protocol for the openmoko hw, so that it implements that functionality?  
> ( i.e. transmitting calls in hops, over other openmoko phones, not using 
> GSM)

This is in principle possible, using bluetooth or wifi.
However, with maybe 20m or so per node, getting any distance at all is 
going to be problematic.

> 3.  is this the right place to discuss this?
> 4.  are any of you interested in working in such a project?

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