[sf-lug] Cisco's iPhone

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Tue Jan 23 14:51:09 PST 2007

Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting John Lowry (johnlowry at gmail.com):
>> Cisco got busted again violating the GPL and so not they are forced to fess
>> up. This going to mean third party development for their phone.
>> http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/software/cisco-responds-to-iphone-gpl-clusterlovemaking--open-source-wifi-phone-coming-230570.php
> Wow, imagine a cheap pocket-sized WiFi smartphone capable of doing not
> just vendor-written SIP but also running other arbitrary VoIP code of
> your choosing, forever.  Cool.
> http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/Linksys+WIP300
> Pity it's not dual-use:  You can't cancel your cellular subscription,
> quite yet.  ;->
In a complementary vein is the Neo1973/OpenMoko. It is network unlocked 
at $350 (ships in March per this announcement 
and except for the GSM and GPS bits, all other software ("the stack") is 
going to be open source.

It doesn't have Wi-Fi, but does have Bluetooth. Discussions on their 
list suggests that Wi-Fi might be coming in a subsequent release.


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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