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[liberationtech] Fwd: A crowdfunding campaign to build a free baseband

zaki at manian.org zaki at manian.org
Mon Apr 6 12:25:47 PDT 2015


The people on Indiegogo project look legit and their comments line up with
what I know about the space.

An open source 3 or 4g baseband would be huge boon to anonymity and
countersurveillance efforts.

Anyone have further references on the project creators?


On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 11:30 AM, Blibbet <blibbet at gmail.com> wrote:

> FYI
>
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject:     A crowdfunding campaign to build a free baseband
> Date:     Mon, 6 Apr 2015 05:41:54 GMT
> From:     Spacefalcon the Outlaw <falcon at ivan.Harhan.ORG>
> To:     replicant at lists.osuosl.org
>
> Hello free phone lovers,
>
> As we all know, the baseband/modem/radio processor is the big bone in
> our collective throat: it is the most closed and proprietary part of
> every currently available phone, no matter how free the rest of the
> phone might be.
>
> Well, without beating further around the bush, I just started a
> crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo seeking to change this bleak
> baseband situation:
>
> https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/free-software-cellular-baseband
>
> My project seeks to solve the problem of the closed and proprietary
> baseband by producing a GSM modem module that will run 100% free
> firmware.  And furthermore, I seek to produce such a free baseband not
> by creating it from scratch, but by re-creating one that was already
> made by someone else some years ago and later discontinued.  Please
> read the campaign page for the full details.
>
> Thanks for reading,
> SF
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