FreeBSD-3G[3G support for FreeBSD -- concluded on 2010/11/01]
The project started by improving 3GPP support for Option GT GPRS/EDGE cards, to provide a second serial channel to retrieve signal quality and other status info from the data card while being online. Starting off with the OpenMoko 3GPP implementation, this was quickly replaced with own development due to memory constraints on embedded systems. Later, similar functionality was added for data cards which use an internal USB-hub with several serial ports connected.
The project contains:
- development of a FreeBSD driver for data cards supported by the Linux hso driver;
- development of FreeBSD driver for nozomi type Option cards;
- improvements to, and open sourcing of, the 3GPP protocol daemon; and
- setup of Knowledge Base website.
Each of these individual subprojects is valuable on its own. Sub0hr-project 'Setup of wiki/website' would provide the Open Source community as a whole a needed central point for information on this topic. Building a new site is necessary to not only gather information but also process the various sources into a coherent source of information, providing more value than information presentation on its own.