Openmoko™ – Open. Mobile. Free.
Openmoko™ is a project dedicated to delivering mobile phones with an open source software stack. Openmoko is currently selling the Neo FreeRunner phone to advanced users and will start selling it to the general public as soon as the software is more developed.
Phi Beta Iota: We've had our say on “Open Everything” GNOMEDEX and again at “Open Everything” UNICEF, and it just keeps getting better and better. The cell phone is the principle device for Hacking Humanity, in part because it enables micro-everything including directed micro-giving and micro-trading with Open Money.
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Trip Report from Burning Man's Open Cellular Network
EXCERPT: Today I bring you a story that has it all: a solar-powered, low-cost, open source cellular network that's revolutionizing coverage in underprivileged and off-grid spots. It uses VoIP yet works with existing cell phones. It has pedigreed founders. Best of all, it is part of the sex, drugs and art collectively known as Burning Man. Where do you want me to begin?
The Open Source Subnet
Cell towers that blend vs. those that offend
“We make GSM look like a wireless access point. We make it that simple,” describes one of the project's three founders, Glenn Edens. The technology starts with the “they-said-it-couldn't-be-done” open source software, OpenBTS.