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Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2014 14:14:10 +0100
From: Anonymous <>
Subject: Re: Open phones for privacy/anonymity
	applications, Guardian

> > GSM firmware is still not open-source though (as that would make
> > phone not suitable for legal usage in USA)
> I'd like to see a law link that says you cannot legally use your own
> open source GSM compliant stack to communicate over a GSM network.

Since the GSM f/w controls a radio, and thus the power, it may need a
FCC certification.  In which case you would need someone to finance
the certification every time a new version of the Gnu firmware is
released (FSF perhaps?).

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