The overhead of formatting a patch properly is trivial. Getting a
patch set into thunderbird or the web so totally dwarfs the tedium
of actually creating the patch, it's unbelievable.
For me, if I had to design a new language today, I would probably
use braces, not because they're better than whitespace, but because
pretty much every other language uses them, and there are more
interesting concepts to distinguish a new language.
-- Guido van Rossum
I've mentioned this before, and I keep getting back to it: With all the
great work that has been put into OsmocomBB, we are "at an arms lengh"
away from being able to create a true Free Software mobile phone.
We already have the hardware drivers, protocol stack and even the
'mobile' program which can be used for making and receiving voice calls
and sending/receiving SMS text messages on real GSM networks!
While the journey has been a lot of fun and everyone involved has
learned a lot, we have so far been catering mostly about "scratching our
own itch", i.e. implementing what we needed in order to satisfy our ego
and/or to implement the ideas we had regarding cellular security.
I believe we cannot miss the bigger opportunity here to put our code
into bigger use: To create something like a very simple GSM feature
-- Harald Welte
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