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A maintained and still updated list archive can be found at https://firstname.lastname@example.org/.Craig Comstock craig_comstock at yahoo.com
FWIW I figure I have about 20 more years in the software field and due to my lack of experience figure it will take a good chunk of that time to learn all this stuff. So I am planning on being stubborn. Cheers, Craig > On Jun 24, 2016, at 6:30 AM, Alexander Chemeris <alexander.chemeris at gmail.com> wrote: > >> On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 11:33 AM, Harald Welte <laforge at gnumonks.org> wrote: >>> On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 06:45:45PM +0600, Вадим Яницкий wrote: >>> It's no secret for everyone, that today OsmocomBB is not actively maintained >>> as well as OpenBSC, for example. >> >> This is true, but even OpenBSC and related projects are suffering from a >> lack of attention. Despite being one of the founders of sysmocom, I >> really don't like to see the development and maintenance responsibility >> within one entity (or, let's say Holger and me privately, and sysmocom >> asa company). We need more contributors in all Osmocom projects. > > I think telecom in general has been lacking attention from open-source > developers. How bad is that when every vendor, even the smallest one > has its own proprietary SS7 stack. > >>> I think it's mostly due to supported hardware limitations. >> >> Honestly, I'm not sure. The big difference is that there are commercial >> users of OpenBSC, OsmoBTS, etc., and they can afford to fund some of the >> work on those projects. For OsmocomBB I don't think there's much of a >> chacne for commercial interest. You can buy an entire phone for USD 10 >> these days, including a license for the protocol stack / software - so >> why bother investing in a "new" implementation of GSM. >> >> There are some exceptions like test devices or virtual phones for load >> generation, but those are also not interesting to most people anymore in >> 2016. > > I second this. > > The whole reason the work for SDR support for OsmocomBB started back > then, was because we had some funding available for this. Since then I > haven't seen anyone commercially interested in supporting OsmocomBB, > which is quite unfortunate. It's not impossible to get it to a state > when there will be commercial use for it, but it's so much work (GPRS, > EDGE, 3G...) that either someone really stubborn should do it for > free, or someone really philanthropic should fund this. That said, I > hope that either one of the other will happen and we'll see it > working. > > -- > Regards, > Alexander Chemeris. > CEO, Fairwaves, Inc. > https://fairwaves.co