[amsat-bb] Re: help with wisp

Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Tue Nov 4 09:35:44 PST 2008

laura halliday wrote:
> Gordon wrote about WiSP and some other programs:
>> Yes, but they're Windows-only, and there is no source code available.  I
>> don't want to have to buy a very expensive piece of software (which is
>> closed-source, and therefore insecure and unmaintainable) to run another
>> piece of closed-source software.
> If you see a need, start writing. This software doesn't appear
> magically, out of nowhere. Somebody has to write it. Why can't
> that somebody be you?

I'll just add that to the dozen or so other open-source projects I 
actively maintain, then ;-)

Seriously, I'm quite happy to kick off a project if others are willing 
to share some of the work.  I really wanted a decent APRS client for 
Linux, and I thought that maybe an APRS-IS viewer would be a great way 
forwards.  No-one seems to be terribly forthcoming with the APRS-IS 
protocol, though.


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