15 July 2009

Three Quotes

"No state has ever benefited from protracted war."

"Massimiliano Martone and Martone Radio Technology, Inc. and David Burgess, Kestrel Signal Processing, Inc. and Range Networks, Inc. have resolved all disputes between them and all litigation between them has been dismissed. Each of the parties is pursuing their own business interests."

"We have done so much for so long with so little that we are now qualified to do anything with nothing."


  1. Good news indeed (if this means Big Bad Lawsuit is history)! Let the games begin.

  2. hope to see you at HAR2009 ;)

  3. Congratulations! And btw, nice quote from Mother Teresa!

  4. Congrats on resolving the legal dispute! It's great to see this technology reaching a new low cost market. Your dedication is admirable.

  5. I am happy for you, hope that my dollar contribution help a little.

  6. Yes, thank-you. It did help.

    And thanks for the kind words from everyone. It was good to know people out there cared what was happening.

  7. Hi David,

    Very good news here !!!

    This is really great you can focus again on what you like and what can be useful for so many of us.
    OpenBTS is really a great project. It is the first step of what will make a wide, open and affordable world of mobile telecommunications that will change so many things for technical freedom, business effectiveness and end users satisfaction.

    By the way, good luck for Burning Man 2009.

    Congratulations and thanks for all you do.


  8. Harvind Samra26 July, 2009 12:59

    Just wanted to add my thanks to all the support we've gotten over the last year or so for OpenBTS. Like David said, it has been inspiring to have so many people help us out.

    The folks at Free Software Foundation and GnuRadio, and John Gilmore, deserve a mention as well. They stood with us when many others wouldn't.

    We've built up an enormous amount of momentum for OpenBTS, now we can fully put this momentum into action.

  9. This is really great news. Congratulations and thanks to the OpenBTS team, their legal counsel and all your supporters.

    Thanks for taking on what many of us considered one of the most impenetrable and difficult architectures to implement in free software. We will all stand to benefit from the commoditisation of that which was previously the reserve of a priviledged few. Keep up the excellent work!

  10. Finally... Relief!
    Fun, admirable, harsh and over the top cool. Hope to run into you at the burn this year. I'm stationed in the Alternative Energy Zone running solar powered sound systems.

  11. A hearty congratulations from the group over at the VoIP Users Conference (http://vuc.me)

  12. congrats,
    hopefully the full development picks up soon.