[Noisebridge-announce] OpenBTS (GSM/VoIP/telephony) talk this coming Thursday!

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Fri Mar 6 16:39:25 PST 2009


Hi,

I'm pleased to announce a really spectacular talk about OpenBTS that
will happen next Thursday (the 12th of March, 2009) around 20:00 (8 pm).
The talk will be given by David Burgess, a totally awesome hacker who's
part of the OpenBTS project. He sent along this blurb:

"OpenBTS is an open-source system that allows ordinary GSM handsets to
be used as SIP or IAX clients.  The project's goal is to enable a new
type of hybrid cellular telephony for greenfield deployments in the
developing world, using the GSM air interface as the "last mile" in
rural VoIP networks.  We will describe some of the ideas that came
together to inspire this project and will outline the project's approach
to mapping GSM services to IP-based protocols using applications like
Asterisk, MySQL and Kannel."

You may have heard about the cell phone network that popped up at
Burning Man 2008? He's of the guys who brought that to life:
http://www.kestrelsp.com/FieldTest/index.html

For more information see:
http://www.kestrelsp.com/OpenBTS.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenBTS
http://openbts.blogspot.com/

I had the chance to meet David at HaCkErS this last year and he's an
amazingly great guy. He's very talented, very clear, very concise and
quite the accomplished guy. We're very fortunate to have him offer to
come talk about GSM!

I hope everyone can make it! This is quite exciting!

Best,
Jake


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