[amsat-bb] Re: Selling "free" software.

Jim Jerzycke kq6ea at pacbell.net
Sun Nov 30 16:14:51 PST 2008

Hi, Alex, nice to hear from you.
Thanks for clearing up exactly what these guys provide. I checked your home page for GPredict (which I use and enjoy!) and noticed you state the Windoze version is out-of-date. Yep, eBay is eBay, and as always Caveat Emptor!
Thanks for providing your software!
73, Jim

--- On Sun, 11/30/08, Alexandru Csete <alexc at phys.au.dk> wrote:

> From: Alexandru Csete <alexc at phys.au.dk>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Selling "free" software.
> To: kq6ea at pacbell.net
> Cc: "AMSAT BB" <AMSAT-BB at amsat.org>
> Date: Sunday, November 30, 2008, 4:07 PM
> On Sun, 30 Nov 2008 15:50:21 -0800 (PST)
> Jim Jerzycke <kq6ea at pacbell.net> wrote:
> > Hah! You'll get no argument from me on that point.
> > Now if the repackager adds something to it, like a
> nice "HOWTO" for
> > setting it up and running it, and a list of links to
> other satellite
> > resources, then they've added some value to it,
> and (I think) would
> > be justified in charging a bit more. I haven't
> seen the auction, but
> > I'll go look for it. 73, Jim
> Well, I've had the chance of inspecting one of these
> CDROMs. The only
> "added value" I saw was an installer script that
> unpacked a ZIP file. I
> don't know how much added value that is... No, what I
> would call added
> value is if they would take my source code and build a
> windows
> executable themselves and take care of the windows port.
> But of course
> they don't do it. Consequently, what they are selling
> on ebay now is
> way out of date compared to latest releases, since I have
> stopped
> making windows versions.
> 73
> Alex OZ9AEC
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