Sylvain Munaut was presenting on Wideband GSM Sniffing at the 27th annual Chaos Communication Congress, where he was using a series of four phones running OsmocomBB as a GSM packet sniffer.
The slides are available from http://events.ccc.de/congress/2010/Fahrplan/events/4208.en.html.
A preliminary video recording (simple dump of the stream) can be found at from this mirror
Please note: This talk was using a lot of custom software that has not been released and is not part of OsmocomBB. For more details, read this mailing list post by Sylvain Munaut
At the 27th Chaos Communication Congress, Harald Welte and Steve Markgraf have presented on OsmocomBB.
You can find the slides linked from http://events.ccc.de/congress/2010/Fahrplan/events/3952.en.html and a preliminary video recording at this mirror
The official (cut) version of the video will be released at some later point in time.
Today, the OpenBSC project announces a licensing change from GPLv2+ to AGPLv3+.
The reasoning behind this license change is simple: OpenBSC is developed as Free Software in a collaborative, community-driven process. Anyone running a GSM network using OpenBSC should be mandated to release any modifications to the OpenBSC codebase to the general public - even if the actual OpenBSC software is never distributed in the sense of the GPLv2/GPLv3.
From our point of view, the AGPL makes much more sense for software used to operate communications networks than the plain GPL. Other projects like OpenBTS have already adopted AGPLv3 in the past, following the same rationale.
For more details about the AGPL, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.html
If you want to use OpenBSC to operate a network and are unsure about licensing issues, please contact email@example.com
The OpenBSC field test at the 27th annual Chaos Communication Congress was a huge sucess. While a full report is still being prepared, statistics from the OpenBSC-based GSM network at the event can be found at FieldTests_27c3
Lots of bugs have been discovered and fixed under the high load conditions at the event. Not all of them are part of the master branch in the git repository yet, but they will all be there soon.
This is not a real blog, just a RSS feed for updates
Like in the OpenBSC case, this OsmocomBB blog is merely intended as a news feed.