Eric Blossom

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Eric Blossom is the founder of the GNU Radio project.[1] GNU Radio is a free software toolkit for building software-defined radio and signal processing systems.[2] His intention has been to build decentralized communication, moving away from infrastructure-based systems. One-way channels provided by broadcast radio and TV are heavily regulated, so there is a need for strategies that free content from being controlled by a small handful of powerful organizations, helping to liberate the user's interests rather than the operators'.[3]

Prior to his involvement with software radio, Blossom worked in the secure phone business, becoming the co-founder and CTO of Starium Ltd., where he oversaw the design and development of a line of cryptographic equipment for the commercial marketplace.[4] He is also the founder of an international consulting company called Blossom Research.[5][6] Blossom practices yoga and jujitsu.[3]

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  1. ^ Edwards, John (2005). Telecosmos: the next great telecom revolution. John Wiley and Sons. pp. 130–. ISBN 978-0-471-65533-6. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  2. ^ Marti, Don (May 7, 2004). "An Interview with Eric Blossom Linux Journal". Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b Blossom, Eric (June 1, 2004). "GNU Radio: Tools for Exploring the Radio Frequency Spectrum Linux Journal". Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  4. ^ McCullagh, Declan (August 12, 1999). "Starium Promises Phone Privacy". WIRED. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Abstract/Bio". Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  6. ^ "GNU Radio A Free Software Defined Radio Eric Blossom Blossom Research Lighthouse Ave., Suite 109 Monterey, CA USA. - ppt download". Retrieved 21 September 2018.