Feds snub open source for 'smart' radios

ewanm89 ewanm89 at googlemail.com
Sat Jul 14 08:32:29 CEST 2007

On Sat, 07 Jul 2007 09:38:51 +0200
Raphaël Jacquot <sxpert at sxpert.org> wrote:

> Brad Midgley wrote:
> > Hey
> > 
> > This got me thinking about how flexible the radio is. Is the sim
> > card wired right into the gsm module?
> > 
> > It would be nice if the phone could play nice with sim access
> > profile (SAP) either by sharing the sim credentials with another
> > device or by gaining sim credentials from another device and
> > setting up the gsm radio to use them.
> > 
> > Would the hardware allow for this?
> > 
> > Brad
> the gsm/gprs modules handles accessing the airwaves, and does all
> that's required by the protocol to do so by itself, independently
> from whatever software controls it via AT commands. the SIM card
> contains your subscription informations, such as customer ID and the
> like. there is nothing in the openmoko that the FCC would refuse
> validating. the phone itself is *NOT* a Software Defined Radio.
> on the other hand, the hardware developped by the Gnu Radio Project
> is a Software Defined Radio and will be subject to this crap, and
> they don't feel like they are much concerned about it, so I guess the
> openmoko crowd shouldn't be concerned at all.
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I got my radio ham license at 12/13 and the opensource SDR community is
a radio ham community. Radio hams are allowed to do what they want on
the spectrum as long as they obey the rules and do it for their own
education. So GNUradio aren't worried as the devs themselves are exempt
(sam with HPSDR).

Ewan Marshall (ewanm89)

Geek by nature, Linux by choice.
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