[amsat-bb] Re: HB9DRV

Thomas Schaefer thomasmschaefer at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 07:57:18 PDT 2011

You clearly don't understand open source. Is the Apache http server "hacked up beyond recognition"? I suspect hams keeping their source closed is far more about ego than the sanctity of the code base. 

As someone else said though, I respect any authors decision to keep their source closed. It is their IP. I just don't agree with it. 

Tom NY4I

On Sep 28, 2011, at 6:33 AM, "Bob Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

>> Again I ask, why are people so reluctant to release 
>> the source code for software, but are more than happy 
>> to publish the circuit diagrams for devices they design?
> Because maybe they have invested years of their time into it, and don't want
> to see it all hacked up beyond recognition by the whims of a few hack-and-go
> programmers who play with it for a while, screw it all up and then move on
> to the fad of the next flashing icons
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