Any plan to fork OpenBTS and/or merge with Osmocom code?

Harald Welte laforge at
Mon Apr 11 17:18:19 UTC 2011

Hi Fabio,

I would just like to add:

On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 10:35:53AM +0200, Harald Welte wrote:

> Well, there is a community,  but it is a small community, isn't it?  Basically
> Holger and myself on the BSC and core network side, and Sylvain and Andreas
> doing the majority of the work on the telephone side.  Pablo is sort of an
> exceptional case, as he is doing paid work for me to do his cleanups and
> improvements.  Vance has generously donated his signerl code, for which I'm
> grateful, but it was written a long time ago and never really 100% finished, so
> we still have to do a lot of work finishing and integrating it with our other
> code.

Please let me note that the 'community' is quite a bit larger, I did not want
to ignore anyone.  I was referring to those developers who actively write
substantial parts of the codebase - those are unfortunately few, so my comment

> The truth is, I don't think there are significantly more people working on
> Osmocom projects than on OpenBTS.  Also, the comparison is odd, as you would
> probably have to count only the network side projects (BSC, SGSN, ...) on
> the Osmocom side.

Also, another comment is that most current network-side GSM development is
the result of paid work, at least in the case of Holger and me.

- Harald Welte <laforge at> 
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