Funding from CELF to work on Osmocom integration

Pierre Pronchery khorben at
Tue Mar 29 12:51:40 CEST 2011

			Hi baseband-developers,

I am looking for a freelance developer, preferably (provably)
knowledgeable about the Osmocom project, to work together on a project
potentially funded by CELF; the objective is to use Osmocom through a
telephony GUI to make regular phone calls. I would like to use the
"Phone" project from DeforaOS as the GUI, but feel free to mention if
you are from a different project and want to step in.

Some background information: CELF is otherwise known as the CE Linux
Forum. It's supposed to merge with the Linux foundation eventually:

What brings me here is their "CELF Open Project Proposal 2011":

« The CELF Open Project Proposal is a process whereby members of the
public can submit to the CE Linux Forum ideas and proposals for projects
that they think should be worked on to enhance embedded Linux »

FWIW, it was mentioned in the Openmoko Community Updates for February 2011:

This is how I got to know about it right before the deadline, and had to
rush to submit my current project idea, which is to integrate Osmocom
with a Linux-based telephony GUI:

About Osmocom:

« OsmocomBB is an Free Software / Open Source GSM Baseband software
implementation »

The submission was accepted, and I am now required to send a bid for the
project. Needs to be estimated:
- how much time would be needed (and availabilities),
- how much money would be needed,
- which issues can be anticipated.

I will also welcome suggestions as to which hardware to use for this
task. Technically, the proposal is about integrating Osmocom with a
Linux-based smartphone environment, so I'm not speaking about improving
the LCD support for feature phones. Something like the Openmoko
Freerunner is closer to what I have in mind, which is also what
I'm currently using (and as you may know, it has a Calypso-based GSM
baseband, which is supported by Osmocom already).

Before I conclude, let me mention that I want definite answers about
people who will be serious about this. Feel free to forward this message
to anyone else whom you know and should also participate to this project.

My current estimation is that three to four weeks should be sufficient
for two people to:
- expose and glue a more "UI-developer-friendly" API, probably closer
  to the Telnet interface (see layer23/src/mobile/vty_interface.c)
- make sure everything is as reliable as possible (eg baseband
- likewise, make sure the GUI and Osmocom are integrated correctly
- test, test, test.


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