Announcing the Free Software Foundation fundraising program for Replicant

Bradley D. Thornton Bradley at NorthTech.US
Sun Jul 28 04:37:21 UTC 2013

Hash: RIPEMD160

On 07/27/2013 03:02 PM, Brian Kemp wrote:
> On 07/27/2013 03:45 PM, Bradley D. Thornton wrote:
>> On 07/27/2013 08:13 AM, Paul Kocialkowski wrote:
>>> We also badly need new developers to help us bring Replicant to
>>> more and more devices as well as improve the status of the
>>> currently-supported devices. As a group effort, Replicant has
>>> better chances to succeed and bring freedom to mobile phone
>>> users. We are currently a team of two developers with less and
>>> less time to get involved in the project and bring new features.
>>> Becoming a developer is not even that hard: we have developer and
>>> porting guides available to make it easier for you to get started
>>> and well be there to guide you all along. Even non-technical 
>>> people can help to some extent, covering tasks such as building
>>> up documentation or writing announcements for the project if
>>> theyre good enough at it.
>>> Please get in touch with us if youre interested. The best way to
>>> start is most likely to get a Replicant-supported device and
>>> start hacking on it
>> I don't see the Droid 3 or Droid Bionic in the list here: 
> You
> won't see any CDMA2000 phones - nothing on Verizon, Sprint, or US
> Cellular. 

Oh that's somewhat discouraging news. I really like Verizon because of
the stellar coverage, I can also provide GSM services to customers over
T-Mobile's network but it's not quite as comprehensive in terms of coverage.

I'll see what I can do about picking a GSM model by Samsung or HTC for
use with Replicant over T-Mobile in the meantime. Everything will
eventually open up as time goes by but now is a good time to get
involved in whatever limited way I can contrib :)

Righat now I'm testing the Clear and FreedomPOP "spots" for their
coverage in the Los Angeles area, as a way to provide savings over 4G
rates by enabling customers to use their VoIP apps over WiFi wherever
they are.

So far it seems to work well as long as they don't actually use their
WiFi for actual Internet surfing, because they seem to get throttled
pretty quickly, but VoIP is rocking - especially w/the FreedomPOP
because they give 500MBytes/mo free, so the only investment is for the
"spot" itself.

Anyway, I guess at this point I should begin comparing some GSM phones.

Thanks for the heads up Brian!

Kindest regards,

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Bradley D. Thornton
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