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<title>Software Freedom Podcast #3 about Free Software in the mobile phone communication with Harald Welte </title>
<h1>Software Freedom Podcast #3 about Free Software mobile phone communication with Harald Welte
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Once a month, we talk with people who have inspiring ideas about software freedom. In this third episode, our guest is Harald Welte, Free Software programmer and activist. Harald discusses with us his current projects regarding mobile phone communication and the general status of Free Software in this area.
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One of the main topics this year was and still is the coming implementation of the 5G standard. There were long debates, and several countries have taken steps to ban specific vendors. These countries are even trying to convince others to do likewise. To allow enough room for this broad issue and include an expert's point of view, we dedicate a full Software Freedom Podcast episode to discuss this with Harald Welte. Harald is a Free Software developer known for his involvement in OpenMoko, the first Free Software phone; his work for to make sure companies adhere to the obligations of Free Software licenses; and nowadays his work on the umbrella project "Open source mobile communications", or Osmocom for short.</p>
<p>Together with Harald, we give you an overview of the use of Free Software in mobile phone communication; talk with you about the basics of this technology; about the difference of 3G, 4G, and 5G; the Huawei ban and <a href="">Osmocom</a>; as well as about the state of Free Software in those fields.</p>
<p>Read more:</p>
<li><a href="">About Osmocom</a></li>
<li><a href="">Osmocom Git repositories</a></li>
<li><a href="">Huawei case demonstrates importance of Free Software for security</a></li>
<li><a href="">Three conclusions to draw from Google denying Huawei access to software</a></li>
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<subtitle>Interview with Harald Welte about Free Software in mobile phone communication. The perfect episode for a quick overview of Free Software in mobile phone communication</subtitle>
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<chapter start="0:00">Welcome to the podcast</chapter>
<chapter start="00:32">Introduction of Harald Welte</chapter>
<chapter start="01:03">Interview with Harald Welte about Free Software in mobile phone communication</chapter>
<chapter start="29:35">Closing words</chapter>
<p>Did you like this episode, or do you have ideas for improvement and next topics? Let us know in the discussion forum!</p>
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