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Hi Babar, > Would you please let me know how I can apply to get a subsidised board > free of cost. What is criteria. The first and foremost criterion for getting a subsidized board is that the applicant needs to have NO interest in OsmocomBB, and be interested primarily or solely in our alternative FreeCalypso firmware. Having a mild and passing interest in OsmocomBB is OK as long as it is outweighed by a much stronger interest in FreeCalypso, but if your interest is primarily in OsmocomBB, then you are NOT eligible for a subsidized board. Given that your present inquiry began with seeking a Mot C123 phone for the purpose of running OsmocomBB and not FreeCalypso (our firmware can run on the C123 too, although not as well as on our own hardware), and given that your first question upon learning of the existence of my FCDEV3B hardware was "This board will work with osmocombb?", it is pretty clear that your primary interest is in OsmocomBB, which makes you ineligible for the subsidy program. That being said, it will be another several months before I have the new FCDEV3B V2 boards - thus anyone who is potentially interested in applying for a subsidized board should use this time to thoroughly familiarize themselves with FreeCalypso. When the boards do become available, anyone who wishes to apply for the subsidy program will need to write an essay as part of their application; in that essay you will need to explain in your own words (the more verbose, the higher your chances of being accepted) what you know and understand about FreeCalypso, how and why you like the project, and how you would be able and willing to help the project if you get a subsidized board. Because I will be funding the subsidy program out of my own pocket (the full unsubsidized price for one board is $500 USD because that's how much it really costs to make such boards in ultra-low volume), there will be a limit to how many subsidized boards I can give out. My current tentative plan is to set the subsidy program limit at 4 boards per year, thus if I receive more than 4 applications, I will need to be highly selective in choosing the lucky recipients - hence the more commitment you can make to the ethos and mission of FreeCalypso (which are completetely different from Osmocom's), the greater your chances of being a lucky winner of a subsidized board. Sincerely, Mychaela N. Falconia, Mother of FreeCalypso