Today, sysmocom GmbH announces the public
availability of a set of freely available user manuals for a range of
Osmocom software projects for operation of Free
Software based cellular networks.
The Osmocom projects themselves do not provide a lot of documentation,
and the sysmocom-created user manuals had so far been available only to
customers of sysmocom GmbH.
"We expect that the availability of free public user manuals will
simplify the configuration, deployment and operation of Free Software
based cellular networks world-wide." says Harald Welte, Managing
Director of sysmocom GmbH.
The release includes user manuals and VTY command line reference manuals
for the OpenBSC flavors OsmoBSC and OsmoNITB, as well as OsmoBTS,
OsmoPCU, OsmoNITB and OsmoSGSN. Both PDF versions as well as the
asciidoc source code is made available under the GNU Free Documentation
The PDF renderings of the latest version of the manuals are available
from http://ftp.osmocom.org/docs/latest/, while the asciidoc source code
is available from http://git.osmocom.org/osmo-gsm-manuals/
Osmocom (http://osmocom.org/) is a vendor-neutral, collaborative effort
to create and maintain Open Source implementations of mobile
communications protocol stacks and network elements. It was originally
created by Harald Welte in 2010, when the OpenBSC project was joined by
more sister projects related to Open Source Mobile Communications.
sysmocom GmbH (http://sysmocom.de/) is a Berlin (Germany) based business
offering custom tailored cellular infrastructure and testing solutions.
It was founded by two of the original developers of OpenBSC, and is a
major contributor to many of the Osmocom software projects.