I understand that the Skylark firmware was designed to be robust and turnkey. It's locked up and nearly fool proof. I get it. I suppose that Inmarsat does not want an app around that can be used to hack the rest of the satellite service they offer.
I would have thought it would have been possible to build a similar skylark app that would have run under Armbian so that it can can be adapted and expanded to provide more functions. It would have been nice to have an API that allows other daemons or services to be constructed so that something can be done with the data. For example, if you wanted a simple e-mail service or packet forwarding service ,, or a data streaming service where you would not have to wait for an entire file to be downloaded... Think of the possibilities.
It's probably 9600 Baud. I'm not there yet.
Agreed. Outernet has some challenges. I see it as a model for what Amsat Phase 4B will offer.