Linked by rlem6983 on Mon 21st Feb 2011 23:22 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Late last year Australia's biggest telco Telstra was sharply criticised for using GPL'd code in several of its new products - but not publicly distributing changes it made to the code when doing so. However, it looks as though the company has now come clean, publishing a source code CD of the files changed in its development effort and acknowledging the GPL and Lesser GPL. It's good to see companies responding to the open source community this way and engaging - makes a change from the past!
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Little off-topic, but ...
by WorknMan on Tue 22nd Feb 2011 09:05 UTC
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

That T-Hub product looks interesting:
http://www.telstra.com.au/homephone/phones/thub.html?red=/latest_of...

I have long lamented that with all the advancements that cell phones have made over the years, cordless landline phones are still stuck in the 90's. And I'm talking about the early 90's.

However, this thing looks like complete overkill. I'd settle for simple features like white/black listing, a do not disturb mode, ring tones, Google contacts synch over wifi, etc.

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RE: Little off-topic, but ...
by Neolander on Tue 22nd Feb 2011 14:37 UTC in reply to "Little off-topic, but ..."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Think about it : current cordless landline phones (at least mine) can fall from a few meters and survive, last more than 3 years (...so far), require a ridiculous amount of power to make calls in the whole street, can be permanently connected to a network without requiring regular security updates, and only need to be plugged in two times per month or so... Isn't it technically impressive in its own way, on these days ? ^^

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RE[2]: Little off-topic, but ...
by Kivada on Tue 22nd Feb 2011 18:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Little off-topic, but ..."
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

This, I've got a set of 3 Uniden 5.8Ghz TCX-905's, 1 base, 2 "satellite", they've survived everything 2 kids can throw at them for 5 years now. Been through 6 cells in that time...

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