Re: Deeper story on FCC versus open source SDR


#1

forgive my ignorance if this has already been discussed, but how much
overlap of communication is actually occurring here (among the
GNUradio / software defined radio / cognitive radio scene) with the
Open Spectrum movement vis-a-vis Larry Lessig, David P. Reed, et. al.?


http://www.greaterdemocracy.org/framing_openspectrum.html
http://dir.salon.com/story/tech/feature/2003/03/12/spectrum/index.html
http://www.reed.com/dprframeweb/dprframe.asp?section=openspec
http://www.lessig.org/blog/archives/003708.shtml

On 7/26/07, Philip B. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Some more takes on the FCC position.

My favorite is the second. The line “The Software Defined Radio (SDR)
Forum politely responded that the FCC did not know what it was doing
and asked it to get a clue.” amuses me.

http://internetcommunications.tmcnet.com/topics/enterprise/
articles/8305-sflc-releases-white-paper-fcc-rules-software-defined.htm
http://reclaimthemedia.org/legislation_and_regulation/
fcc_doesnt_know_what_its_talki=5340
http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/communications/0%2C39044192%
2c62028023%2c00.htm

Philip

On 7/26/07, David Young removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

On Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 04:05:07PM -0700, John C. wrote:

, but because of the FCC’s paranoia (and other regulatory
agencies

around the world…),

John,

Does any written statement from the FCC give credence to the
"regulatory

excuse" for keeping the Atheros HAL closed? Atheros cites the
FCC’s

SDR NPRM, which doesn’t really apply.

Dave


David Young OJC Technologies
removed_email_address@domain.invalid Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933 ext 24


#2

On Thu, Jul 26, 2007 at 10:05:53PM -0400, zuzu (sean) wrote:

forgive my ignorance if this has already been discussed, but how much
overlap of communication is actually occurring here (among the
GNUradio / software defined radio / cognitive radio scene) with the
Open Spectrum movement vis-a-vis Larry Lessig, David P. Reed, et. al.?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_spectrum
http://www.greaterdemocracy.org/framing_openspectrum.html
http://dir.salon.com/story/tech/feature/2003/03/12/spectrum/index.html
http://www.reed.com/dprframeweb/dprframe.asp?section=openspec
http://www.lessig.org/blog/archives/003708.shtml

There’s quite a bit of “cross-pollination” between the groups.

Eric