Harald Welte has announced project OsmocomBB, a project aimed at creating a Free Software GSM baseband firmware. "GSM has been deployed first 19 years ago. Despite billions of phones deployed world wide, all of them run a proprietary baseband firmware, consisting of proprietary drivers, RTOS and GSM protocol stack. OsmocomBB has set out to change this. We do not want our phones to be a black box connected 24/7 to a public network. We want to decide what kind of data our phone reveals about us or not."