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Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2014 18:04:31 +0100
From: Bzzz <>
Subject: Re: Open phones for privacy/anonymity
 applications, Guardian

On Mon, 6 Jan 2014 14:14:10 +0100
Anonymous <> wrote:

> 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?).

No, in most countries this was taken in account and rejected
by the authorities because the certification is tied to the
electronics apparatus and not to the software/firmware that
drives it (with the frequency range exception in the mobile
domain, but this is already covered by other rules than

For once, authorities where quite wise (but don't take that for
granted in other domains;)

If women were good, God would have one.
If they were trusted, Satan wouldn't have horns.
-- Coluche

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