[amsat-bb] Re: HB9DRV

Thomas Schaefer thomasmschaefer at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 07:52:31 PDT 2011

I have to say the statement about people not having the experience, time and patience to maintain it is pure egotistical nonsense. Plus it completely misunderstands the idea of maintainers of the source tree. Open source code is always better because no matter how clever ones thinks they are as a programmer, there are always better coders. If HRD was open sourced, I guarantee the satellite tracking piece would work perfectly for all radios because we would have fixed it. 

Tom NY4I

On Sep 28, 2011, at 3:20 AM, "Simon HB9DRV" <simon at hb9drv.ch> wrote:

> There are many reasons for not providing software source, in my case I doubt
> there are many people with the requisite experience, time or patience to
> maintain this.
> FWIW and contrary to some opinion HRD has in fact cost me money over the
> years, not the other way around. Also I just have no, and I mean no time for
> anything else whatsoever.
> You use proprietary hardware with proprietary firmware, what's the problem
> with the software you use on your computer?
> Simon Brown, HB9DRV
> http://sdr-radio.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
> Behalf Of Gordon JC Pearce
> Why not just open-source it?
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