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Vince heffer at mindspring.com
Tue Apr 5 03:37:09 UTC 2005


  Oh geesh please, I've heard more complaints about you locally than I've
  ever heard before about anyone.  Cool your heals dude.

Eric H. Christensen wrote:
> Vince,
> Cool your heals!  What Scott is saying is not out of order in any
> way.  The source code would not be released in any way.  I'd often
> wondered why the process had not been automated a long time ago. 
> Even a web based system would work and would probably be more
> effective.
> 
> Currently you would send a message via the website to one of the
> registering volunteers who puts the callsign into a "calculator" and
> it gives them a key.  They then email the key back to the person. 
> This process could be automated with emphasis on giving a donation
> to one of the charities that Roger requested.  This is all being
> done without releasing any part of the source code (which is gone
> anyway).  There isn't any grave robbing going on.
> 
> The only thing I can think of that the person does is maybe verify
> that it is an actual ham on the other end of the keyboard and not a
> non-ham.  Of course it doesn't take a rock scientist to be able to
> be able to pull off a false identity...
> 
> I would be in favor of an automated system just because it would
> better server the customers.  And this can be done without going
> against Roger's wishes.
> 
> Eric KF4OTN
> 
> 
> 
> 
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
>>[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Vince
>>Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 23:15
>>To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
>>Subject: Re: [aprssig] UiView32 Registrations
>>
>>
>>
>>  Scott,
>>
>>  Rationalize all you want, it does not change things, or the
>>wishes of
>>  the programmer.
>>
>>  A grave robber is a grave robber, no matter how you want
> 
> rationalize
> 
>>  it.
>>
>>  Vince
>>
>>scott at opentrac.org wrote:
>>
>>>The only one who could place it in the public domain would be the
>>>copyright holder (I'm assuming that's Dee unless Roger made other
>>>arrangements), at least until the copyright expires.
>>
>>Which, with the
>>
>>>way legislation is going these days, will be in about 300 years,
> 
> at
> 
>>>least in the US.
>>>
>>>I see a registration patch more as a way to make sure the
>>
>>program as
>>
>>>it
>>>exists now stays usable.  The source code is gone - there's
>>
>>never going
>>
>>>to be any way to add any significant functionality or modify how
> 
> it
> 
>>>operates beyond trivial tweaks that can be made in an
> 
> object-level
> 
>>>debugger.  And trust me, even those require some
>>
>>significant effort.
>>
>>>But if a companion program was released, capable of either
>>
>>disabling the
>>
>>>registration requirement or generating valid keys while
> 
> explaining
> 
>>>Roger's wishes, it could go on being used (and generating
>>
>>donations)
>>
>>>whether there are volunteers still handing out
>>
>>registrations with their
>>
>>>secret keygens or not.
>>>
>>>Scott
>>>N1VG
> 
> 
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